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Don't skimp on costs of prestige buildings; AGENDA & LETTERS.

Dear Sir, Neil Elkes' front page article of October 9 made reference to the cuts in expenditure of our present Central Library during the 1970s - making reference to "the dream of a marble facade being ditched in favour of the sad grey concrete panels which failed to stand the test of time".

Equally important, we again missed a trick in not cladding the whole of the ICC in marble some twenty years later before it opened in 1991.

When you travel into town along Broad Street today after it has been raining, the contrast between the sodden concrete of the upper facade of the ICC over the lower marble at street level is really sad to see and is a reminder to us all, not to skimp on quality if we are to have a prestige building in our new Central Library in Centenary Square of which we are to be truly proud.

Anthony Collins Edgbaston
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Oct 13, 2009
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