Edinburgh's new St James Quarter - your views online
"It's absolutely fine, certainly better than the absolute carbuncle that was there before”
St James Quarter
Edinburgh's new St James Quarter tower is a giant toilet brush holder that assaults our historic cityscape – Susan Morrison
Everyone is talking about it, so it's done its job already. By the end of the year, it will be one of the most photographed buildings in Edinburgh, then everyone praises the amazing job the designer did.
Every time something new is built, everyone drones on endlessly about it being an eyesore. It barely pokes itself out among the surrounding buildings and is rather a tame design, it's fine.
Walked past it for the first time yesterday. It's absolutely fine, certainly better than the absolute carbuncle that was there before.
I preferred the cranes. The red lights could be seen from all over and looked like Xmas lights, very pretty. I wonder what the new structure will look like after a few winters.
Many new buildings look out of place when set against more historic backgrounds, but quality wins through in the end; this will be the test the swirl faces. Personally I like it. I get far more worked up about temporary installations at street level and their impact on city life and landscape, such as the hundreds of bollards and the way in which the winter festival is allowed to overwhelm and decimate East Princes Street Gardens.
The top of the spiral around the concrete elevator shaft doesn't look right. Am I the only one who thinks the architect must have spilled his morning coffee on the drawings to cause the mishape?
I like it and all these new developments and places to go are great for Edinburgh.
I like it. I go to other cities with old buildings like Barcelona, but they still have the new stuff too.
Just what our city needs - something interesting on the skyline!
The problem is that it towers above the other buildings. If it had been the same height, maybe it would not be as bad.
Sorry, I love Edinburgh, but that building looks like a turd!
It's so ugly... We will get used to it, but it's a real shame.
From what people are saying about it is perfect for a place called Auld Reekie!
I love it, infinitely superior to the rancid dump it replaced.
The tower is fine but the thing at the top ruins it for me. I know the old building was the obvious concrete eyesore, but I'd rather have that than this.
Apparently it was 'designed' by Big Innes From Still Game.
Never liked the design and so I agree. Public didn’t like the design but the council went ahead anyway.
Can’t really critique that when that concrete abomination that’s called the Scottish parliament is just down the road.
Looks like a worm cast or worse!
Elizabeth Easton Robertson
Mishape of architecture in a traditional and iconic city of historic value.
It’s time for a bit of modern architecture in this beautiful old city.
Bronwen Winter Phoenix
Imagine if it turned green like the Statue of Liberty did! It was once that colour.
Karen Williams Fife
How weird - who on earth approved these plans?
It screams of trying so hard to be cool but looking more like a building outta Teletubbies.
What a shame! Could no one visualise this coming?
When you go past Meadowbank you have to look at that Hibernian Football Club stadium! Biggest bus shelter in the UK! What an eyesore.
Went up Calton Hill the other day, beautiful 360° views except that thing.
Better looking than the parliament building - now that's a disgrace!
It needs massive, googly eyes.