Saturday, 8 May 2010
The Death of Modernism
Here we see La Princesse [a giant mechanical spider, see http://www.lamachine.co.uk/] descending down the side of Concourse House in Liverpool.
Located on a key site next to Lime Street Station the building represented post-war optimism through its high-rise, high specification and city views.
In reality it was ill-located, poorly maintained and perhaps represents the worst of modernist design through its monotonous facade and lack of concern for how the building touched the ground plane.
The spider's bite sealed the buildings fate and it has now been demolished.
What will take its place? The land value of this site must be considerable and rental incomes could be significant....