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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #21
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Beggars cant be choosers

Agreed - this was on offer at a time when the council couldnt afford to turn jobs and development down.

They approved the Crowne Plaza and they probably wouldn't allow that now.

The problem seems to be that the pendulum has gone too far the other way and the arrogant shower in the planning dept think they can tell everyone to fuck off because they are 'just clamoring' to build in the city - its still a competitive environment and they seem to have forgotten that - especially in an economic downturn

rant over - carry on !

Oh and PS it belongs on a Warrington business park - no offence to Warrington like
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #22
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does anyone else think that the dolls house looks nothing like a dolls house??
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:28 PM   #23
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There's something I quite like about the Halifax building.

It's sort of pseudo-quaint and a bit bizarre in the way that all that entertaining junk (the mini-Eiffels, breeeze-block Taj Mahals and papier-mache Big Bens) on Sunset Strip are.

It's Vegas. It's LA. It's Falcon Crest and Sunset Beach combined in bricks and cladding, and it's OURS.

Long Live The Hally.

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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #24
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It's Vegas. It's LA. It's Falcon Crest and Sunset Beach combined in bricks and cladding, and it's OURS.
....and its SHITE !!!

death to the dolls house !!!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #25
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #26
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Call it the 'Halle' instead. Reckon we'll get some tourists from Manchester that way.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #27
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There's something I quite like about the Halifax building.

It's sort of pseudo-quaint and a bit bizarre in the way that all that entertaining junk (the mini-Eiffels, breeeze-block Taj Mahals and papier-mache Big Bens) on Sunset Strip are.

It's Vegas. It's LA. It's Falcon Crest and Sunset Beach combined in bricks and cladding, and it's OURS.

Long Live The Hally.
ssshhh, you never know who could be reading this forum. Before you know it, there will be an article in the Daily Post about Wayne the Pain launching a campaign to have this building listed, because he thinks its pseudo-quaint and it defies the laws of gravity.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 01:40 AM   #28
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ssshhh, you never know who could be reading this forum. Before you know it, there will be an article in the Daily Post about Wayne the Pain launching a campaign to have this building listed, because he thinks its pseudo-quaint and it defies the laws of gravity.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #29
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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #30
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Where's Wayne when you need him!
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Old January 30th, 2009, 08:46 AM   #31
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There's something I quite like about the Halifax building.

It's sort of pseudo-quaint and a bit bizarre in the way that all that entertaining junk (the mini-Eiffels, breeeze-block Taj Mahals and papier-mache Big Bens) on Sunset Strip are.

It's Vegas. It's LA. It's Falcon Crest and Sunset Beach combined in bricks and cladding, and it's OURS.

Long Live The Hally.
Come on it's hideous, it belongs in a backwater suburbs high street, not next to and part of one the most impressive waterfront's in Europe. I hope they replace it with something good though. I fear another bland glass box on the horizon. Get someone decent for this one.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 10:54 AM   #32
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Come on it's hideous, it belongs in a backwater suburbs high street, not next to and part of one the most impressive waterfront's in Europe. I hope they replace it with something good though. I fear another bland glass box on the horizon. Get someone decent for this one.
Would be good if the same developer could do something with the whole area, including the site at James Street. Maybe they could even build something with an archway over Red Cross Street. A hotel would be nice.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #33
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Isn't the doll's house possibly going to be a part of the new magistrates court building? Or is that just the coopers pub building?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #34
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I can remember when I first saw the Halifax building going up I was actually quite excited as I thought it had something to do with the development of Chavasse park which was then a bit of grass with a footpath. Next time I was back in Liverpool and saw the completed building I realised the grim reality.

Is this where the new magistrate's court will go as has been suggested?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #35
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Theres nothing wrong with the building thats already there.

Seriously guys wouldn't you lot be better served campaigning for some of the historic buildings we do have, that are criminally neglected and falling apart, to be saved and restored.

Whats the point of pulling down a perfectly good building?
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Old January 31st, 2009, 09:51 AM   #36
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Theres nothing wrong with the building thats already there.

Seriously guys wouldn't you lot be better served campaigning for some of the historic buildings we do have, that are criminally neglected and falling apart, to be saved and restored.

Whats the point of pulling down a perfectly good building?
True but this building is offensive in it's lack of ambition and quality for what is an address of special buildings. Get Grosvernor on it.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:32 AM   #37
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Theres nothing wrong with the building thats already there.

Seriously guys wouldn't you lot be better served campaigning for some of the historic buildings we do have, that are criminally neglected and falling apart, to be saved and restored.

Whats the point of pulling down a perfectly good building?
It's pastiche of the worst kind.It's supposed to be echo the Georgian warehouses that stood there until the 1970's,which were narrow 6 and 7 storeys.Frankly it's taking the piss,just like the other red brick warehouse type garbage nearby,the formula one,Dolby hotel. Notice these buildings are all dwarfed by the the Victorian warehouses that still exist,the mills at the back of the Formula one,the Wapping warehouse towering over the Dolby.The only new build of this type that does work to a degree is the Staybridge Hotel over the road,at least the scale and massing is right.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 06:25 PM   #38
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Edge Lane is offensive.

The neglect of Stanley Tobbacco house is offensive.

Any number of the fine archtecture we are at risk of loosing STILL lying dormant and falling apart is offensive.

The "dolls house" is certainly not. In fact I find it less offensive than a number of buildings along the strand. I can't understand why that particular building is highlighted when Kingston House looks like a crack den and is virtually next door to it!

You are funny you lot!
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Old January 31st, 2009, 08:42 PM   #39
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All of which are addressed on the relevant threads.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 01:13 AM   #40
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Yes they're all offensive Evertonian.

Kingston house might be run down but at least it the right size. The Halifax building is cheap, unambitious crap, and in a couple of years it'll be between Mann Island, whatever gets developed on the Kingston House site (example below) and One Park West. Its going to look even more stupid.

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