Civic barbarism afoot

By Letters to the Editor
Updated April 23 2018 - 11:06pm, first published June 12 2014 - 3:00am

In the late 1960s the NSW state government proposed the demolition of the ''eyesore and unhygienic'' Rocks area in Sydney and redevelopment with high-density residential accommodation. Architectural competitions were held and winners announced. To Sydney's everlasting credit the proposal did not proceed. Instead, imaginative reuse of the original buildings has provided what is now a vibrant and historic precinct on what must be some of the most valuable real estate in the world.

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