Have you seen the plans? Can you tell me that they lift the soul? ...or are they more of the same square boxes of glass and steel?
Once again for someone who is doing no denigrating you're denigrating the town. There is plenty going on in Stockport, two town centre theatres with an impressive array of shows and events, a very active art gallery, music of all sorts on most nights of the week, and that's just evenings' entertainments. Granted not as much as
in Manchester, but there never will be.
Their are few who follow the not only the past journey of Stopckport, my home town, but it's future direction then me.
Critical yes, denigrating no.
That depends on what you define as cutting-edge architecture.
Modern cutting edge architecture is overwhelmingly curved. Boxes of glass and steel are last century. Once again Stockport lies behind the "CURVE"
A Lack of Aspiration IMO.
You can't really compare Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK, with over a million inhabitants with Stockport. Birmingham could throw up any buildings and they would still be known and recognised precisely because they are in Birmingham. You'd be much better off comparing it to Watford or Wolverhampton in terms of size, accessibility, proximity to much larger cities etc...
I was not comparing Birmingham to Stockport. I was indicating how design is subjective. "A matter of taste". Signature buildings often divide opinion but they are statements of intent none the less.
Besides which I thought your beef was about a "poverty of aspiration"? Why are you picking at the minutiae of the architecture of the town (with special interest in the Pyramid) and ignoring the wider picture? Like a pedant you'll doubtless try pulling this apart, most likely with spelling and grammar mistakes and hilariously incorrectly used words that make you look like a modern-day Delboy Trotter practising his "French".
The Pyramid remains the only architectural "toe in the water" Stockport has tried in making a architectural statement about its future.
The rest is same old "Glass & Steel" dross.
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