A question via twitter from 'Feria Urbanism' (hi there..): should Liverpool fear the loss of UNESCO World Heritage Site status? The question refers to Peel Holdings' 'Liverpool Waters', 60 hectares of waterfront office and retail development. My reply? No - not that the loss of UNESCO status is unlikely, but that the city shouldn't fear it. I say this through experience of two cities where UNESCO status, however well meant, has been negative in impact.
- A powerful, eloquently-argued essay by Tim Abrahams. that takes apart the Stadium for London 2012 piece by piece, providing fascinating insight into the process by which this strange structure was designed and built. Drawings by the excellent illustrator and architect Nigel Peake.
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- Again, hats off to Building Design for their long standing commitment to sticking the boot in to RMJM bdonline.co.uk/5055120.article 18 hours ago
- Whoops. Thanks to @alucidwake for point out the error in my earlier #ff . Follow @ConversationUK (rather than Amanda De Cadenet's TV show.) 20 hours ago