Letter: Accept change.Byline: Alex (language) Alex - 1. A polymorphic language being developed by Stephen Crawley <email@example.com> of Defence Science & Tech Org, Australia. Alex has abstract data types, type inference and inheritance.
WHAT is wrong with people in this city, why can't they just accept that things change, surroundings change, buildings change and styles of architecture change.
And we have to change with them. I am so sick to the back teeth of hearing people like your correspondents E Cartwright and Ted Armstrong (Letters, Wednesday Wednesday: see week. ) whingeing about how the "beauty of our city has been sacrificed . . ."
What beauty? Yes, the Three Graces look pretty smart, but before the planners behind the Mann Island development and Liverpool One and One Park West came along (not to mention numerous other people prepared to invest their cash in our mess of a city), huge swathes of Liverpool city centre were boarded-up eyesores.
We should not kid ourselves, yes, the World Heritage Site is beautiful, but it was far from perfect. People like these two bang on bang on - (Or "pound on"). To stress-test a piece of hardware or software: "I banged on the new version of the simulator all day yesterday and it didn't crash once. I guess it is ready for release." about heritage, but a city cannot live on heritage alone, it needs to move forward, it needs people to want to live in it, it needs businesses and retail and leisure and Liverpool is going to get that now.
And if that comes at the expense of a few old buildings, then so be it.
Alex Carrington, Waterloo Waterloo, town, Belgium
Waterloo (vä`tərlō), commune (1991 pop. 27,860), Walloon Brabant prov., central Belgium, near Brussels. The battle of Waterloo (see Waterloo campaign) was fought just south of there on June 18, 1815.