Sunday, January 14, 2018

Gold makes the beautiful ugly!




Slight twist on a Molière quote :) It's no secret that I find the mix of modern and heritage architecture on St Georges Terrace very appealing. Up until now it has been a mix that works well. You can imagine how distressing it was to discover that the historic St Andrew's Uniting Church above on the Terrace, admittedly in a state of disrepair, and two adjoining properties have been sold. The heritage listed church will remain but will become a mixed-use development. That's not the problem, at least it will be used. It's the prospect of THIS, not approved yet, appearing alongside.. hideous, hideous, hideous! It will look completely out of place on the Terrace. Where do I sign to protest! Lol rant over, but if you look at the link you'll understand why my feathers are ruffled :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. big catch up today..


24 comments:

  1. Good God... I have nothing but disdain for developers, and this is just one more reason. Someone's desperately trying to compensate for profound shortcomings.

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  2. Your love of place comes through!

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  3. I'm loving the big wooden doors I think - they look older than the building, but here's hoping that the property is updated to a tasteful manner.

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  4. I agree with your reaction, Grace! Wow!

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  5. Well, what can I say!!!
    A definite mix of style in your photographs.

    Hope you are having a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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  6. Toronto has a number of street corners where a 100 year old heritage building, church or school, has been overshadowed by a sleek shiny modern glass skyscraper, and really, it doesn't look too bad, I feel that the new accents the old.

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  7. I think you can mix architectural styles in some instances if it is done correctly by retaining the best of each style, and when one style does not totally destroy the other. In this case, someone must have paid off the folks who want to make a mess. Perhaps you and others can make enough noise that the project will be cancelled.

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  8. "The height is more than double that permitted for the site". I see you have the same problem there. Height limits are not actually height limits.

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  9. I hope it doesn’t get approved. It is ugly all right!

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  10. Wow, that building under proposal is absolutely insane. I hope they don't get approval for it. It is ridiculous, IMO.

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  11. Keep the church. Scrap that extremely UGLY skyscraper.

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  12. Its a beautiful old church I hope it doesn't get swallowed up with ugly.

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  13. You guys have such great weather there. Love it (and I'm a bit jealous!) :D

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  14. Oh, my, that would look out of place, Grace! Can I sign against it, also?
    Ah, the blue sky :-)

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  15. Oh that would be terrible, where is the commen sense?

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  16. Goodness! What a contrast..
    Beautiful photo of the doors, Grace.

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  17. Oh dear, that is not an attractive looking building at all. I can see why you rather they came up with another plan.

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  18. The huge flashy building will certainly look out of place!! What a pity, it seems there's a competition going on for who builds the tallest building in Perth!

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  19. Some developers have their brains in odd places. Sad state of affairs. Hope all is well in Perth Diane

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  20. That's dreadful! I hope good sense prevails. I can't imagine that looking appropriate anywhere, much less next to St. Andrews.

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  21. Welcome the new, but keep the old, which quite frankly to me (the old) is by far the best above the new modern architecture. Cities should make way for both.

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