Welcome to the new space age: the rich using earth as a trampoline and returning to lecture us

A few weeks ago Londoners on sweaty commutes through Nine Elms began to notice a new development: a transparent pool hanging between two buildings. It had been designed to allow the rich to soak in luxury while — as if to add piquancy to the experience — looking down on everyone else and rubbing it in their faces. It was at once a perfect symbol of everything that is wrong with London’s massive wealth divides and architectural priorities. Is it any wonder if some of us spent a few days in morbid speculation as to just how safe that see-through floor was?