Library should be kept as a gateway – Birmingham Post

"To wipe out such an important building would be a travesty and would, if anything, detract from the vibrant feel of the city. Functionally, the building would be perfect for a new media hub of art, technology and culture as there is limited natural daylight, originally due to the fact the building would house books." [link]

2 comments for “Library should be kept as a gateway – Birmingham Post

  1. Davidc
    30 October 2008 at 5:38 pm


    Its hideous.
    Brutalism is mentioned far too much. The building was designed as it was because of costs. The lack of windoes is due to costs.

    Tear down the eyesore and open up the area to new potential instead of defication!

  2. 1 November 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Big problem the council have now is the land price, I guess all the calculations on land valuation of the current library are out of date. How much out of pocket will the council be now? I thought there was a shortfall in the funding by around £10 Million anyway.

    With the current state of thing I’d say the library will have a few more years left in it. Either way Councillor Witby will smile.

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