Carbuncle Cup: Haydn Tower, Nine Elms Point by Rolfe Judd

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Vauxhall’s carbuncle conurbation bears first fruit

If any one London neighbourhood has been helpfully designed to ensure the longevity of the Carbuncle Cup it is Vauxhall. First came the nomination for St. George’s Wharf in 2006 followed by the shortlisting of its eponymous tower in 2014 - the latter only narrowly denied Carbuncle glory when it was pipped to the post by the unsurpassable Woolwich Central. The following year the modestly named Parliament House tried once again to put Vauxhall (officially) on the Carbuncle map but this time it was outsmarted by the nefarious sensation that was the Walkie Talkie.

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