“Have you noticed how nobody ever looks up?” asked the Mary Poppins actress Julie Andrews. perhaps referring to how no one, but her filmic wards, watched her character arrive at the Banks family home.
“Nobody looks at chimneys, or trees against the sky, or the tops of buildings. Everybody just looks down at the pavement or their shoes. The whole world could pass them by and most people wouldn’t notice.”
Glass has never been more fashionable – interior partitions instead of walls – huge floating facades of glass enveloping office blocks. It saves electricity bills for light and heat and provides a view that gives everyone something to look at.