Online / Off Course - Apologies – this leak from Wirral Council has been in our inbox for a week but events somewhat overtook us . The leaked email below is one that was sent ...
Monday, 1 August 2011
LIVER BUILDING DENIGRATION-By Liverpool City Council
To Denigrate them.
Why are they intent on continually scraping together as much negativity about the Liver buildings as they possibly can.
To Denigrate them.
Why does every council official, that you pay, at the earliest opportunity slag off the Icon of the city?
Why are these people being allowed to get away with propagating untruths?
There was no controversy whatsoever, there may have been debate and sour grapes on the part of the owners of the Port of Liverpool Building who wanted their building to be the symbol of the city............and that's it.
Unless you had no pride in the city and had vested interests in slagging off the Liver Buildings.
So lets ask who it is doing it, Joe Anderson recently defended Peel Holdings proposals several times by slagging off the Liver Buildings believing that if he says it enough times the public would believe it.......what is the point in that, why bring down your city. Why Denegrate.
He says "This week, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the iconic Liver Building. At the time of its construction, it too was hugely controversial and divided opinion. A century on, a Liverpool waterfront without the Liver Building is completely unthinkable".
This was in BD magazine. See Terminal Ferry Carbuncle above for controversy.
Every opportunity they send a councillor out to top up the untruths....so you may believe them eventually.
Paul Brandt did the same denigrating speech, yards away from me while I was waiting to do a BBC Northwest interview, he did almost say “When they built the Liver Buildings, err hundreds, err, and then covered himself, err, tens of years ago”, reminiscent of the famous Warren Bradley “When they built the Liver Buildings 800 years ago” speech on BBC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?http://www.liverpoollabour.org/NewsandPictures/Warren_Bradley_Confusion_Over_Three_Graces.aspx The Labour Party even have a swipe at him on their website.
Paul Brandt was very active before the last election. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2010/04/mann-island-is-penny-finally-dropping.html
Talking about The Three Black Coffins at Mann Island, he said.
“I like the buildings. I think they’re great buildings, but I think they’re in the wrong place or on the wrong scale or massing. (Clever man).
Funny That I didn’t see him or hear him objecting he then continues.
It seemed to me to be madness to be downgrading views of some of our architectural heritage in a way that might make it less attractive to visit, especially as these areas were deemed to be so exemplar that they were given World Heritage status.
“It’s a major piece of investment and what was there before – the Mann Island car place – was hardly exemplar.”
He added that the building’s impact on the views has not taken him by surprise because he had looked at models of the area before they were built.
But he said: “I’m deeply disappointed that those views are now being lost. It’s bizarre that Liverpool residents now have to go to Birkenhead to see that best view of the Three Graces.”