Oh dear. I am starting to lose faith with the Elephant regeneration, everything seems to be mired in controversy or failing to live up to expectations. When will we get some good news.
and don't forget Strata will be on an equally tight site - just much taller.....
Hmmm do you think Strata will suffer the same fate Jackie?
Well, no I dont really. At least it's a self contained, albeit very tall, building. The nasty Vantage is, as I have said ad nauseam, horribly squeezed in between the main MCH and the railway. I fought and fought, largely alone, against bloody St.George, and the horrible Inspectorate, because I felt it was a wholly immoral development.Not only has it ruined the quality of life in Metro Central Heights, but the people who will live in it will have their teeth rattling day and night from the trains. And only those in the swanky penthouses will (maybe) have any peace and quiet. Meantime the people in the South Block of MCH on that side will lose all their view, and all their sunlight. But of course, no one listened to me and even our beloved James told me to stop banging on about it. Disgraceful. And that's why I know the power of Tony Pidgely and why Potters Fields is in such peril.
jackie rokotnitz wrote:But of course, no one listened to me and even our beloved James told me to stop banging on about it. Disgraceful.
I think like others he got fed up with you bringing it into to every thread possible. Your objection may have been fair and a good rant never does anyone any harm, but one didn't want to read them over and over again in different threads on the same day. Keep them where they belong and no one objects. (as far as i know anyway)
well I'm sorry, but it WAS a subject which touched on many aspects of the attitude of developers and the nasty behind-the-scenes goings on in the office of the DPM. Yes, I cited it as an example, and yes I tried to make people see that Vantage had been given the go ahead for all sorts of lousy reasons and that people should take note...because a similar fiasco will visit them on THEIR doorsteps, and then, let's see whether or not there wont be a lot of weeping and wailing post factum. Alas, my being right all along is no comfort. The bloody thing is there, it's horrible, and it's a shameful monument to corporate greed.
Any pictures Jackie?
do we need pictures?!?! you cant miss it!
Well I am out of the country at the moment and so it would be good to see it. I thought it looked lovely when I saw the designs but I understand that now it is getting built no one else thinks that.
So far, it's only three floors of concrete with a lift shaft of about 6 floors height poking out and a big red crane. Will try to post a picture in December when we should see the final size of it.