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Date Posted: 13:22:32 10/27/04 Wed
In reply to: Dave (UK) 's message, "EU Re-writes History" on 10:59:29 10/25/04 Mon
I thank the stars every day I walk along George Street, (with its Georgian stone grandeur, definitely preferable to Glasgow's Victorian ornament over substance) that the 60s planners were foiled before they drove their motorway through the centre of Edinburgh too, or one of the jewels of Europe would have little left of its heart but six lanes of concrete.
My fear is that the 60s architects are coming back! And the government is determined to 'update' planning laws too to encourage development. I think we do need easier and cheaper development (and the Georgians and Victorians seemed to do OK with minimal planning laws), but I'm afraid I think history might soon repeat itself as the new generation of minimalists assert their pretentious inhuman cr*p on our landscape.
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