Comment 53129

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted December 15, 2010 at 02:12:50

Pigott construction also built the new City Hall, which has been literally falling apart for decades now. There was a big scandal, if I remember correctly, after one of those marble slabs dropped off and nearly squashed a councillor. Even within the same companies, this is an alarming trend and it's been working for a while. For the record, I do think the HWDSB is a much more tasteful building than the new City Hall, Convention Centre, Art Gallery or the Mall(s).

When I pass buildings these days, I'm literally scared by some of the quality of construction I see. Railings which once were cast iron now are made of sheet steel and aluminium scarcely thicker than beer cans. Exteriors once done in brick and stone are now simulated with styrofoam and stucco. Things which once lasted generations now barely last a childhood. And sure, it saves money in the short run. But how many times must you replace something before you realise that it might have been worth building to last in the first place? I mean, if we want to provide construction jobs...

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