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    Default COUNCIL' outrage as Historic England slaps listed status on 50s-60s designerCoventry

    i WAS SO PLEASED TO SEE THIS. IT CAME AS A SURPRISE TO THE COUNCIL too,(so my mole tells me) last week, who had plans to erase a lot of those buildings for the City of Culture year...
    I think most of the planned post war buildings and shops were quite beautiful in style-if only our council had looked after them. Coventry is unique in this respect., a real post war city... messed about with
    I could see them rubbing their hands with glee when we won the City of Culture status. All that money ! to waste rebuilding the centre --again. Another few years of demolition work.
    How many times does a city need re-rebuilding.
    They should re- beautify the 6os shops we have. and look at the original plans which were so well designed, by real designers for a real city...Historic England has really slated what has been done to a well designed post war plan, with bits tacked on and others left to rot in the hope of getting them condemned.
    I looked at photos on line and they are really striking.
    Too many little people with a few degrees who think they know what's good for us Coventry kids..
    Last edited by cathidaw; 02-04-2018 at 11:38 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Anything that upsets O'Boyle is OK by me!

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    Does no-one care about keeping Coventry a unique city of 50s and 60s architecture?.
    I wonder what will happen now.
    I agree with everything H E are doin-not so sure about keeping the escalator though.Its a bit ugly and grimm.

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    I actually think that 50s and 60s architecture could be a very good marketing strategy. - Not that I expect the lacklustre numptees at the council to see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    I actually think that 50s and 60s architecture could be a very good marketing strategy. - Not that I expect the lacklustre numptees at the council to see that.
    The original post war city was designed by the most prominent architect of the time and carefully thought out;
    then came the successive bunch of planning officers who thought they could do better.
    I agree it would be THE one marketing strategy which could work, but you're right, they don't get out enough.

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