Comment 71308

By highwater (registered) | Posted November 16, 2011 at 21:52:30 in reply to Comment 71307

Critiquing it is fair. Suggesting it's acceptable to demolish it because it doesn't fit your particular notion of beauty, is not.

Personally I don't care for Victorian architecture, but I wouldn't dream of suggesting that buildings from that period are expendable. You and I both know what happened to this city when a group of people decided their personal dislike of Victorian architecture entitled them to do away with it.

It just so happens that I have considerable knowledge of architectural history, and I think the BoE is a beautiful building, so I'm not sure what makes you suppose that all knowledgeable people share your dismissive attitude. I would never be presumptuous enough to suppose that my opinion, informed though it might be, entitled me to act as judge and executioner over our shared built heritage.

The loss of this handsome, well-built, perfectly sound building likely won't be fully appreciated until we get a load of the off-the-shelf, suburban business park glass box that it will be replaced it with. It is a tragic waste of human, economic, and material resources to chuck it into a landfill. These are the primary reasons that many people oppose its demolition. It is patronizing of you to refer to this perfectly sensible desire to use our built resources wisely, as some kind of fanboy 'canonization' of Singer's building.

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