Friday, 1 April 2016

New Chinatown An Architectural Disaster For Liverpool. Will It Lose Us World Heritage Status?

Another Architectural Disaster For Liverpool. How much more can it take.
For nearly a hundred years the Anglican cathedral has been the dominant force on Liverpool's skyline.
 It has sat head and shoulders above The Three Graces since its inception. It was meant to do this.
Designed to be placed on the highest point where it could be seen from everywhere. Not just in Liverpool but from the Mersey and beyond to Wales. 
It has proudly proclaimed its majesty to all.
Until now when Joe Anderson becomes Mayor.

Joe Anderson is not known as an aesthetic values. But what he is known for is letting his friendly property developing mates introduced by Frank McKenna to build garbage all over the city.
Student flats everywhere and most of them are not even sold and are built on spec. 
If you scroll through Right Move you will find them in the lower price ranges being offered with a guaranteed 8% return.

 There is a giant Pyramid scheme being played out in front of our eyes. These are the slums of the future. Liverpool worked 30 years to get rid of its tenements only to start building them again. 
They knocked down the badly built high rise flats....only to start building them again.
Liverpool is a World Heritage Site. Though you wouldn't think so when you look at Liverpool's New Pier Head.
They have destroyed the sense of the place and still the sycophants at the BBC and the Liverpool Echo keep on calling it Liverpool's world renowned skyline, unable to admit it is a architectural disaster.
Joe Anderson and the Labour party actually put objections into the Three Black Coffins and the New Museum of Liverpool.
It is bad times for Liverpools Heritage and if the reader does not want to, or can not see the disaster there is nothing the writer can do about your taste in architecture. 
But why ruin the rest. Open your eyes wake up to reality, use your mentality. Its a mess.
Liverpool's Supplementary Development Document spells out the key views and most of them have been destroyed or largely ignored.
The most important key views are from all over pointing from every direction to the Anglican Cathedral designed by Giles Gilbert Scott.
Now Joe Anderson's “cosy” developer maes including Eliot are planning to destroy the key views by submitting a planning application that looks as if it is a feit acompli for the new Chinatown.

 Liverpool Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ann O’Byrne added: “Today’s decision is a key step forward for this crucial project, and we look forward to working with the developer so that their vision becomes reality.”
Why would you want to build a New Chinatown destroying its history?
A boring and bland architectural disaster on its own without coming up to the shoulders of our great ecclesiastical masterpiece.

There is also a fine upstanding building Grade II listed (does Joe Anderson's planning appointees understand the phrase) that is currently a wedding shop. 
This is designed by J.P Seddon and will look a sorry and pathetic sight in the new setting, if it went ahead.
How can Liverpool do planning so bad.

Is it corrupt?

Meanwhile Unesco have not been informed
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North Point Global are discussed by Kilfoyle see link below.

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