Thursday, October 01, 2020

The Victorian Society names its 10 most endangered buildings

The Victorian Society has published its annual list of the 10 most endangered buildings. It includes the Brighton Hippodrome, which you can see in the photo above.

Griff Rhys Jones, the society's president, says:

Many of our Victorian gems have a depressing recent story. Often profit takes priority, and buildings are neglected until they have reached a complete state of dereliction. These buildings were built with great skill, and they brighten their urban environment. We know that restoring heritage of this kind adds value to an area. Never has there been a time, with the retail sector dealt another blow and the town centre fading as a business hub, for us to recognise that if we want our city centres to continue to be useful, visited and adored they had better look great.

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