Comment 16464

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted December 31, 2007 at 10:23:44

"decaying Victorian hulks in the city centre have been pulled down to allow for the erection of exciting pieces of contemporary architecture which make a genuine contribution to the cityscape"

Hamilton has been doing precisely this for half a century. What we have to show for it are a collection of ugly, impractical, unusable period buildings downtown that failed to generate interest and hurt their surroundings.

Today's "exciting pieces of contemporary architecture" are tomorrow's awkward modernist / postmodernist / Internationalist / Brutalist eyesores. For the most part, the only buildings downtown still worth caring about are the ones that the preservationists you decry managed to save from the wrecking ball.

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