Modern City Of The West
Having come back from the delights of Devon a couple of weeks ago I’ve been digging around the darker recesses of the interweb trying to fill some of the many gaps in my knowledge – and yes I know that’s a hopelessly lost cause but you have to try eh ?
The main gap in particular being my knowledge of Plymouth – now my new favourite city. As I mentioned earlier I hadn’t been expecting much of the city which shows you should always do your research. Because a cursory wander on line finds that : Plymouth was first British city to start reconstruction and to open new buildings after the second World War, represented the architecture of the future – clean, bright, democratic and optimistic, features a city centre considered to be the greatest built example of post-war British planning and architecture and has the greatest number of listed post-war buildings outside London.
Unfortunately not everyone loves the architecture of Plymouth, including it seems the city’s own council who apparently fought efforts to list the Civic Centre. So I don’t suppose said council are over the moon that English Heritage, amongst others, are attempting to formally protect the whole of the city centre
Good luck I say.
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Tags: 20th Century Society, Architecture, Devon, English Heritage, John Grindrod, Kevin McCloud, Plymouth