Christopher Wren’s burn for the jobsworths who told him to put in extra columns echoes through the ages

Burn of the week – not this week, but a week back in the late 17th century – goes to Sir Christopher Wren after he was asked by councillors to insert a few extra columns into the Windsor Guildhall.

Health and safety and all that.

Except Wren – you may have heard of him – thought they were entirely unnecessary but had to do them anyway. So he did this.

A burn that echoes down the ages, including on Reddit which this week acclaimed him an ‘Architect Madlad’. We’re sure he’d be very proud.


This is what happens if you annoy your architect (not Christopher Wren, a different one)

Source Reddit u/VonWhiskersTheThird

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