Heritage list this!
It’s like this: another old building is getting knocked down and replaced with a modern more useful building. There is outrage in the community and petitions signed. After this, sometimes the building gets to stay standing and so does innovation. This, I think is incredibly stupid.
I think the majority of heritage listed buildings need to be removed from heritage listing. I don’t even know how the arguments for heritage listing are even good. Is it something like, “We need to keep this building because it has a lot of meaning and history for people in the area.” Who cares? Seriously, what good does it do to keep an old building erected?
Shouldn’t we be replacing old inefficient buildings with new efficient buildings? New buildings that are environmentally friendly, built with ease of heating/cooling in mind? You want to remember the old buildings, take some photos and videos of it. It is so very unimportant that it be left standing because it means a lot to people and is pretty.
This is a big problem in Adelaide. We are constantly being held back by people who think it is best to keep an old, falling down building standing because it holds sentimental value. This is just holding back Adelaide from keeping current. We don’t have any state-of-the-art designed buildings because everything must stay as it is.
This is something that I believe really needs to change. These old building may look nice and hold sentimental value but they are often impractical and constantly in need of repair. Shouldn’t we be building new buildings that are of more use and better designed? I get tired of seeing in the local news that another building is being replaced by a new more useful building and people are petition against this. It doesn’t make sense.