Prince Charles, who complained last week that high-rise architecture has
'vandalised' London, is more interested in taste and taboo than technology.

{Pro): Having been dismissed as a crank at first, his principles of  mixed use and sustainability have gradually gained acceptance.1

{Con}: Immediately, predictably, Charles was cheered by journos and
attacked by architects. Neither side could be accused of excessive
intellectual subtlety. The Guardian's Michele Hanson wondered "how tall
and mad does architecture have to get before its wilder practitioners
are carted off in straitjackets?" while Royal Institute of British
Architects president Sunand Prasad both denied the "plague of towers"
and insisted that such a plague, were it in fact to exist, would be more
acceptable now to the newly "design-savvy" Londoner.2