The block preserves two things: the identity of London as I perceive it as well as (thanks to Natasha for inspiration) the architecture that I am killing. In other words I am encasing the modern (globalised) architecture into concrete to preserve the identity of the city but by doing that I am preserving that exact architecture too. Might sound confusing but with drawings to come it will become more clear.
I am working on a series of drawings that will show the stages of the evolution of the block in future. Lots to do but here is my idea. The concrete block starts dissolving in time (something like this). The block is an egg and the Walkie Talkie in this case is a chicken. Below is that first stage when the block starts to dissolve (crack), the next stage will show these pieces of concrete coming off until the ‘chicken’ is re-born.
Will update later tonight, need to do some proper writing now.