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New University Building

What do you think of the new Uni building?

  • It's Brilliant, to rival the Guggenheim!

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    17
  • Poll closed .

Mohave Shrimper

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This was in the Echo the other day, any thoughts...

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/southend/4758486.MY_VIEW__We___re_knocking_down_our_history_and_putting_up_eyesores_like_this/?ref=rss

While the guy has some good points about conserving the victorian buildings in Southend, picking on the new student accomodation seems like picking on new architecture for the sake of it, ie new is bad, old is good.

Well if we had that attitude nothing would ever get built, even the victorian buildings were new once.

Now I don't mind the new accomodation block (also, only the old college building was knocked down to build it.), it's not the best or most cutting edge architecture but there's certainly been worse (hello Victoria Plaza, The Royals, New Odeon and the old 60's towerblocks etc), and I don't mind the new College/University buildings either.

I think they add to the diversity of architecture of the town, do we want a timewarp town stuck in the victorian age, with some bland modern buildings or one that shows ever evolving character. Some of the best parts of London are where old meets new. So yes, preserve the good old buildings, but don't stop trying to put up new architecture.

Here is the building in question...
 
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