The City of London is earning SO much money but the moment - even as the world economy teeters perilously - that walking through the City it often seems as though everyone is in a hurry to rebuild everything. The Leadenhall Building is a case in point, nestling between the Swiss Re building (the Gherkin) and the stock exchange. The have demolished all the lower stories leving the lift and stairs but left the top intact! Yikes!!
Interestingly I'm now being asked how to make corporate space into Learning space so that the scarce bright new recruits stay a little longer and companies can encourage ingenuity rather than compliance. It's not just schools that are dumping cells bells and corridors. Hope they understand this in the City or they'll have to knock it all down again!