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>Denkmalschutz a la Mayence – #1062


Something frighteningly prehistoric/Jurassic Park about this image.

The Wirges House was built in 1946 and was a Listed Building as a “significant example of post-war architecture” until the other day.

Until someone thought that they could use the land it was on to build the new Archaeological Centre., actually.

“Ah” they (the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments) said. “We’ve made a mistake. It’s not architecturally significant after all. We overlooked the fact that in 1954 (8 years after its initial construction) people ADDED BITS TO IT and CHANGED IT and one can now only describe it as a TORSO. So it’s OK to knock it down”

In other news:

Comments in an online forum at the Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung noted that the Mainz Cathedral has been significantly added to, changed and been generally fiddled about with over the centuries that it’s really only a TORSO. So it’s OK to knock it down?

This entry was published on 11 August, 2010 at 11:00. It’s filed under Mainz and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “>Denkmalschutz a la Mayence – #1062

  1. >How ironic that the land will house the Archaeological Centre. Hummmm?

  2. >Scary, both the photo and the philosophy behind it. "Progress," you know.

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