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Interesting stuff there Devin – and the urns atop seem appropriate too, given the date and the fact that McBirneys has them!

I don’t agree that the current building is crap, it looks so alright, but structurally isn’t.
If the facade was painted a sand/tan colour, that would match the tones of neighbouring stock bricks, contrasted with crisp white matt stucco detail it could look fanatastic, esp with wooden sashes put back in and the removal of that lift shaft/water tank yoke on top.
Combined with a natural stone or timber ground floor facade it would be the making of this quay.
To have the potential that’s in this building over-taken by that proposed structure would be just madness. For the building’s sake, the quay’s sake, and that of the riverscape of the city.

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