The contemporary city is no longer an open, unrestricted space for the individual.
Instead, the contemporary city is a privatised state that uses architecture as a tool of coercion.
We have allowed ourselves to be coerced into conformity, to the extent that our cities have become a tool of control that restricts our movements and interactions.
There is no longer the possibility of free movement, instead we conform and surrender to the culture of privatisation.
Canary Wharf is an exemplar of how large corporations control and privatise parts of the city.
Fear and psychological discomfort are the main restrictors of our movement and willingness to interact with the city.
In order to restore the tolerance of the city a series of architectural elements need to be implemented into our buildings.