Ruth Slavid talks architecture

Good SAVE for Spurs

Posted in heritage, Uncategorized by ruthslavid on May 21, 2010

I was delighted to see that SAVE’s campaign to save buildings on Tottenham High Road has been successful. When I spoke to Will Palin at SAVE he was keen to persuade Spurs football club that it didn’t need to knock down existing buildings, but could incorporate them in its redevelopment plans.

The street isn’t beautiful, but that is the point that Palin was making. It is part of the texture of everyday life, and also can be made into something more lovely than a superficial look at its rundown state suggests. This is not an argument against the new, but for the fact that cities do best through accretion rather than wholesale redevelopment. And it’s greener!

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