A NEW GUIDE TO BALANCING MOBILITY AND HUMANITY ON MAIN STREET
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

*Nominee 

Shell Center

London

United Kingdom

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
September 4, 2003
December 14, 2017

Corporate headquarters that chooses not to participate in city life.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Why can't corporate headquarters in critical locations be shining examples of their participation in their cityÍs life? Rockefeller Center, with GE as its signature tenant, is the best example. But Shell (Royal Dutch) is along with ABN AMRO and the Canary Wharf development sadly lacking in their responsibility. Their location is central to the future of London, and the walkway from Waterloo Station through their building to the waterfront is horrible - probably the worst experience in London and certainly the worst gateway.

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How Cheap?

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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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