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Douglas Murphy is an architect and the author of Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris Johnson and Last Futures. He contributes to Apollo and Icon Magazine and tweets @entschwindet
By cancelling The Tulip, Khan has turned the corner on a decade-long binge of novelty infrastructure instigated by his predecessor.
Buildings help create our sense of permanence, and what to do when they are destroyed is a question with existential overtones.