I for one am sick to deat of the overuse of brick in modern buildings in the city. I live in the apartments in the IFSC and am surrounded by red brick everywhere. Whilst it is fine for a building to use brick when defering to its surroundings, in the IFSC there is no excuse, and the more I think about it, If someone wants to get planning permission, all they have to do is build it using red brick, (Can you imagine the SOM tower opposite the customs house if that was done in brick, they probably would have given it permission!!!). Can we start to use different materials, stone (esp Portland) Finished Concrete, stucco etc? Or is our Architecture going to remain brick dominated?