Comment 28788

By highwater (registered) | Posted February 18, 2009 at 17:03:22

Ordinarily I would agree with you, but in this case, enclosing the foyer in glass would have obscured the pilotis and destroyed the lovely floating effect of the council chamber, one of the few remaining heritage features of this building. Exactly the kind of tone deaf move that could be expected in the absence of qualified heritage architects.

Council's treatment of the Mayor was deplorable, but they made the right decision this time. For the wrong reasons of course, but we take what we can get.

The Mayor should use what little political capital he has left making sure that the forecourt is an attractive public space that facilitates public gatherings and connects the building to the street. While he's at it, he should ensure that the street will one day be an attractive public space as well. If the rest of council has any class or vision, they will support him.

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