Monday, 8 February 2010

Union Terrace Gardens again

Union Terrace Gardens - crying out for redevelopment
I see the Sunday Herald was at it again yesterday, giving publishing space to some local loon called Jim Hamlyn who is opposed to the infilling of the hole currently known as Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen. Disgraceful. Why the Sunday Herald is intent on stopping this development is beyond me - they are trying to ruin the city's prospects of regeneration.

Now you all know my views on this - it is perfectly clear that Sir Ian Wood is rich and clever and so will know far more about urban planning than the great unwashed or some crackpot arts association. They will be too busy polishing their sandals to have thought coherently about the merits of these tremendously exciting proposals. Now since I wrote my last piece on this, I've discovered that in addition to the brilliant architectural practice Halliday Fraser Munro whose cutting edge design work has enthralled millions of architectural students across the globe, Sir Ian has also employed Martha Schwarz. I'm led to believe that she is a landscape architect of some kind but honestly I can't imagine why Halliday Fraser need this sort of thing - I mean it's not going to be a park anymore so why bother with a landscape gardener. In Auchterness we've had plenty of experience of these types and believe me, it's a waste of time and money employing them.
the excellent proposals by Sir Ian Wood
So Jim Hamlyn, you can stop crying into your tea up there at Garthdee and face the reality of 21st Century life. Union Terrace Gardens will be no more - buried. Simple as that. A multistorey car park and related developments are worth far more to Aberdeen than a few trees and a chasm where no one goes except drunken wasters and students. Instead look forward to shopping there - you know you will! And as for the Sunday Herald, you should learn from your pointless and failed campaign against the Great Donald Trump and just leave Aberdeen to the rich folk who know better.

12 comments:

Trolldar said...

Troll: One who deliberately starts an argument in a manner which attacks others. A troll will spark off such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks with no substance or relevance to back them up, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue.

Hello Troll I see your kind of stupidity doesn't fade with old age.

Dave Thompson said...

Thank you for dropping by Trolldar - with every best wish to you and yours - Dave T

AberdeensFuture said...

Thank you, the pro peacock supporters must think you are like manna from heaven.
If this is an example of your "support" please keep quiet, you are doing more damage than good for us that are trying to move Aberdeen forward with the City Square as our cornerstone.

I actually believe that you are playing a double bluff and are trying to destroy your "fellow" City Square supporters. If you support the Peacock initiative please state so clearly, Stop trying to taint those who welcome Sir Ian's gteat gift.

Dave Thompson said...

Hello AberdeensFuture, thanks for your comments on the debate. I don't think my allegiance could be more clear. I wish you all the best - Dave T

Anonymous said...

"My wife left me some years ago."
now that , is a nice detail.

Anonymous said...

absolutely, great post. Aberdeen must bow down to those great men who have have made millions ripping the heart out of our planet, they clearly know so much more than anyone interested in ecology or arts... choose concrete, choose money, choose giving in

Anonymous said...

How, exactly, does Ian Woods being 'rich and clever' mean he knows more about urban planning than the rest of us? That really is an absurd statement. The man doesn't care about Aberdeen, he just wants to polish his ego. If he really was giving us the money out of the goodness of his own heart, he wouldn't have attached so many conditions to it and the council could spend it where it is truly needed.

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