Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Another London landmark bites the dust

It might make me sound a little sentimental, but I was genuinely sad to hear the news that the BBC is to sell off its most iconic building – Television Centre. Whilst I can appreciate the BBC’s financial predicament, I can’t help but wonder whether there could have been another option to cut costs and raise this much needed cash.

However, there’s no point crying over spilt milk, as they say. What’s done is done and with the sale completion date not until 2015, at least we still have a few more years of this iconic building playing its role as a London landmark. The stars of Strictly don’t have to move to Manchester just yet then…

But what will become of the building? Will that classic ‘doughnut’ shaped section at least be respectfully preserved by its new owner, or will it all be knocked down to make way for modern flats or yet another shopping centre? I’m hoping it’s the former.

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