Monday, 6 April 2009

Cuckoo In The Nest

I have just learned that the old College of Technology shall be relocating to a new campus at Titanic Quarter, beside the river Lagan in Belfast.

Their present building, at College Square East, is about a hundred years old. It's not a bad edifice, architecturally; however, its location is utterly out of place in an aesthetic sense and always has been. When it was built, it spoiled the integrity of College Square and the prospect from the town-houses at College Square North. Interestingly, one of my forbears resided at number 22, College Square North during the Victorian era.

I'm sorely tempted to suggest that the old college of technology be demolished and that College Square be reinstated as was originally intended; however, there is too much money involved in the property and it may even become yet another hotel.

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