A Matter of Taste

In a somewhat related follow up to yesterday’s post I have received this exciting story in my daily Concrete News Alert (that such a service exists is a topic in itself)

Preston Bus Station Denied Listing – Again

Preston´s 1969 ´neo-Corbusian´ concrete bus station has been denied Grade II listing for the second time by Architecture minister Margaret Hodge, a decision which has upset English Heritage and the Twentieth Century Society.

Ignoring the story itself, that this is considered a news alert, something so urgent it must be reported the very day it occurred, is somewhat reassuring. Whatever the faults of tunnelling at least it isn’t that bad.

And the story itself? Have a look for yourself and see if you think it’s worth listing;

Neo-Corbusian Wonder or Eyesore? Or Both?

Full story on the inestimably exciting Architects Journal for those with a interest in such things.

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