Reply To: Look at de state of Cork, like!
Blind objections = extreme conservatism.
Originally posted by theblimp
Diaspora, with the greatest of respect, simply because a building has a history should not exclusively mean that it must be retained. The grain silos in Cork were built for a purpose – one which they achieved very well. Under a scenario of a redeveloped docklands this purpose is removed. Yes, they possibly could be re-developed, but you must also open your mind to the possibility that something more aesthetically pleasing could replace them. There are many buildings in Cork that could be sustained, but the fact that they were cheap unsightly solutions at their outset deems them unattractive to retain. By proposing that you will object to any proposal for the demolition of the Cork silos (be it on your own ‘headed paper’ or not) without considering a possibly more attractive (and suitable) alternative lacks foresight and an appreciation of the mechanics involved in regenerating this region of the city.