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Old March 18th, 2019, 10:08 PM   #4801
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I like the roof garden on derrys but part of me is still sad to see an extra floor and now three random stumps added on the roof, radically altering the original scale and massing of what is my favourite post war building in Plymouth.

I got a better look of the messenger on spotlight this evening. I like it. I think it adds something different and of interest to the city centre, especially the west end. I took another glance at the herald fb comments. Most of the comments from people who blatantly have not read the article to read how the sculpture has been funded so are writing it off as a waste of money, and then there are those just generally mocking it's stance and name. I said it before on here, I wasn't sure if Plymouth was ready for such a prominent thought provoking piece of public art. I just hope it gets accepted in time.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 10:23 PM   #4802
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Derry's looks great.
The new additions change it from an extra floor on top to something with style. The extra height looks better.
The towers give it an Abercrombie feel, which is perfect.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 10:36 PM   #4803
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I notice the unanimous thumbs up we've given Derry's.
If we can get the Civic Centre sorted it could be a nice area.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 10:40 PM   #4804
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The statue is a waste of money. It should be spent on the homeless.

The images from Derry’s I believe is an update from original plans. I do see regularly on the planning page slight changes such as shop fronts, internal changes, communal gardens etc. I think lighting could play an important part in the design.

The herald has an article on new shops that have opened in town. Apparently a new snooker place has opened above the former polish shop (now Camden market) in Colin Campbell. The owner spent 40k doing it up.
I don’t get it? I’m under the impression that Colin Campbell shops are being demolished, yet, a few of them are being advertised for lease. Even if temporary lease, why would you spend 40k on doing it up? The plot thickens
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Old March 18th, 2019, 10:45 PM   #4805
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The wife and i struggled to think of any public art in Plymouth apart from the prawn on the barbican!

Cultural wasteland even Hull beat it to city of culture says it all beaten by that well known cultural hot-spot of Hull!
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Old March 18th, 2019, 11:43 PM   #4806
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sundial.
some people in north cross roundabout.
a clock or compass at the entrance to the barbican.
gymnast at drake circus mall.
gantry in Victoria park.
There are a few bits in the uni.
That's all I can remember.
Not very much for a city of this size.
That's about 1 small parks worth in France.
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Old March 19th, 2019, 01:05 AM   #4807
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Actually 2 more the totem poll near North Cross roundabout and the (and I really like this one) the stainless steel bird outside city bus. Both of these are pretty unacssesable as is the gantry
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St Andrew casting his net over the entrance to St Andrews Church. My daughter goes to St Andrews school and had the sculptor of the piece come. To the school. And give them a miniature version of the full sized piece which is a nice bit of art but again hard to spot
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Old March 19th, 2019, 11:30 AM   #4809
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Robert Lenkiewicz mural on the barbican.
Portland Square memorial.
Does the sundial count as a piece of art?
And the Ark Royal anchor on Armada Way?

The Messenger was on ITV News at Ten last night.
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The site of Plymouth Airport, which closed in 2011, will be protected from having houses built on it for the next five years.

A government inspector has agreed the land should be safeguarded as part of a local plan, which sets out guidelines for development over the next 20 years.

The inspector stated that the five-year safeguard was long enough for any potential business plans to be considered.

A longer period of protection was rejected out of concern the site would be left vacant and unused for much longer than it already has been.

The site, owned by the city council, had been used for flying since the mid-1920s and the airport was officially opened in 1931.
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A good article about the future plans. I tend to not look too far ahead, but its interesting to see what the plans are. And it is good to press ahead with major projects & improvements, rather than just stagnate. The city seems to be very good at this for its size.
https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/new...-south-2667458

Theres another interesting article about 'Plymouth Argyle is 'not sustainable' financially. I think there are quite a few clubs like this too. But they hope to address that problem. If anyone wants to take up the story on that thread?
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Latest picture in the paper of how Pearson House will look. (Burke Richards).

Pearson House by Richard James, on Flickr
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