Monday, December 04, 2006


For years people in Hull have been banging on about a dreadful 1960s brown brick and concrete office block that was slung up in front of the train station, a piece of construction skill that obscured the rail building's facade and, since it was emptied a few years ago, dripped water on anyone that stood beneath it . "Tear it down," they've all been screaming for decades, adding "behind that dreadful 1960s office block lurks an architectural beauty," to their joint war cry. Then, with the council taking heed of people power and constant wittering from the local media, these wishes were granted, the office was demolished and, lo and behold and miracle upon miracle, the facade was still there. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the architectural wonder that will, when it is integrated into a new transport terminal, be the envy of many a British city:

Glamorous in the north, ain't it?

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