For once the public appear to appreciate and even love a modern building enough to fight for its retention!
The reasons given for demolition are pseudo politically correct, but clearly motivated by economic gain. The suggestion put forward by the present owners that it is incapable of being used for anything but its original purpose shows a lack of imagination and will. Hopefully the City Council will see through this smoke screen and refuse permission for its demolition.
If the Civic Centre was considered to be worthy of Listing in 2007 and described as an "iconic building" in 2013, then surely Grimshaw's "Ship" is all the more so. All power to the campaigners who wish to have it preserved!
Surely, if the stresses in the completed structure were significant enough to cause the failure of such substantial bolts, those stresses will now have been transferred and concentrated in areas of the structure which were never intended to take them, no?