Saturday, 8 May 2010
Derelict or Ruin
When does a derelict building become a ruin? Regular readers will recall my previous blog on ruins [http://thearchitectureofugliness.blogspot.com/2010/01/ruins.html]!
When does a delapidated, sad, empty, abandoned, redundant building become that special artifact we cherish as a ruin?
We return to Liverpool again to Edge Lane. There has been a 'compulsory purchase order' placed on these tremendous Victorian dwellings. This means the owners have been forced to relinquish their homes. The reason for this is to allow road widening/traffic alterations from the M62 motorway into Liverpool city centre.
If that wasn't bad enough, the windows of the properties have been boarded up and painted in some hideous "graffiti-style" fashion. This is clearly bad art, and perhaps a definition of ugliness.