Re: Re: Convention centre
I don’t think anyone is defending it solely on the basis that its better than whats there.
The comparison to the central bank is really good actually. While it goes against any instincts I might have re demolition of existing fabric, maintaining scale and grain and issues re height and wind and public space, I find the central bank to be a really enigmatic presence in the city.
It has a very powerful, muscular presence, befitting an institute of national importance and I keep finding amazing views to the bank from so many locations in the city. Its a real landmark in an older sense of the concept – a strong, formidable building, full of personality. Not quite beautiful but a compelling building nonetheless.
The NCC has the potential to have the same weighty presence on the Quays. I reserve my judgment until completion but right now I’m quite excited by the prospect.