My friends and colleagues, municipal politicians and construction professionals had long complained to me about my will to preserve every single building slated for demolition. If you have read this blog this far, you might probably have an idea whether they are right or not. If you haven’t maybe you should go to the beginning and try to make up your own opinion.
Personally, I disagree. It’s true, that I have disagreed with the demolition of most buildings featured in this blog. But if I seen a building not worth saving, I probably haven’t even bothered to photograph it. There’s one exeption, however.
This building was constructed in the late 1950’s on the opposite side of Oulu Central Railway Station. In the eight years or so I got to know it, it housed a couple of very cheap hotels and a fairly good restaurant.
I always thought this building was too small for its surroundings, boring and ugly. And when I saw that demolition had started, I didn’t shed a single tear. This box was good to go. And its replacement was much better.
So no, I don’t want to protect every single building. Just most of them.