The problem is simple:
I present here a building which has a short life span...
Many people (locals) want to make it disappear, placing the so called Tesco(r) urbanism.
KNOCK IT DOWN? KEEP IT? (yeah, how so?)
I ask you guys, what do you think about the building and what should happen, be sharp as I don't provide much information about it.
Please just comment here, based on what you see (addressed is a brief description of the building, contextualizing on the site and on these days).
Burlington tower, designed to be a hotel and a shopping mall in the 60’s, the previously office building has been abandoned for over nine years, waiting for the supposed sentence for its demolition. With a typical design of the international style, its structure and composition lies on a simple concrete struc- ture of slabs and columns, repeated along the floors. Has no influences from its context, having no roots that save this building to the surroundings.
Ultimately the site and a large area around it is earmarked for re-development (and has been for years, much to the impatience of Dovorians). Widely mooted locally to be “the ugliest building in Dover”, the locals can’t wait to see the back of it.
“Burlington House is coming down, coming down, crashing down! (we hope)” Tez, doverlocals.co.uk
“ will be there, champagne in hand, when that monstrosity finally hits the deck! Anyone for a party?” Lili, doverlocals. co.uk
“ LiLi you get to push the plunger......BOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!! Bye Burlington House” Ricky, doverlocals. co.uk
“ Burlington House was never this interesting” Phill, doverlocals.co.uk
“ Widely mooted locally to be “the ugliest building in Dover” (beating off some stiff competition, presumably) the locals can’t wait to see the back of it.” Gerald, 28dayslater. co.uk