Ruth Slavid talks architecture

Farewell to the Polo

Posted in office by ruthslavid on April 15, 2010

It’s amusing to read that designer Ian Pollard is trying to defend his Marc O Polo building in London, now faced with demolition. I remembering interviewing him about it when it was first built.

I asked him why it was called Marco Polo. He said the top was white, with a hole in it – like a polo mint. Such sophisticated architectural thinking will be a loss to us all.

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