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Eye-catching Lipton Plant scheme with semicircular ‘cut out’ approved


The trouble is, the 'eye catching' carve-out is more likely to draw attention away from the church toward the otherwise terminally bland new office facade. Lipton Plant are being 'economical with the actualite' in claiming that the church would otherwise be completely invisible - see 3/4 - and they're obviously fixated on the view of passers-by on Union Street, whereas it's when you go down O'Meara Street that the church is properly visible, together - unfortunately - with the pretentious, superficial gimmickry (the architects' other fixation) of the new concoction next door. It seems that the Heatherwick virus is spreading - and the planners should be ashamed of themselves. I wonder whether the new building will be 'defiled' by re-fixing the O'Meara Street name - or, as indicated here, it'll have disappeared, as have so many where street corners have been rebuilt in the last few decades.

Posted date

10 September, 2018

Posted time

5:52 pm


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