On Lime Street: The Futurist

DSC05759The smell was like the whole of the 20th Century falling down. That lath and plaster smell of a hundred years of smoking and sweating and damp and steam and hot summers and frozen winters and lives being lived and died from.

And today I just happened to be passing, just happened to be on Lime Street, when this happened to The Futurist.DSC05760 DSC05761 DSC05762 DSC05763 DSC05764Then a couple of hours later, when I came back the other way, The Futurist was gone.DSC05783DSC05782I love Liverpool deeply and support the democratic governance of our city absolutely. And realise that buildings don’t last forever.

But I will say this. There has been a certain amount of political petulance over what has been done on Lime Street this year.

But now that it has been done, can we build something beautiful?futurist

One thought on “On Lime Street: The Futurist

  1. mike

    Sorry Ronnie but the answer to your Question is an emphatic “NO”
    As a city we have a tradition of knocking down any reminder of our past – that is why London still has Roman remains and we have SFA.
    I haven’t seen the plans for developing this site but ‘something beautiful’ ain’t part of them.

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