My point: Buildings not worth preserving

There are many fine examples of modernist architecture worth preserving - but Golden Mile Complex and People's Park Complex do not belong in that category.

SINGAPORE - The Golden Mile Complex in Beach Road is one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen. It looks like it belongs in a Mumbai slum. To even think of preserving it is absurd ("Architects keen on conservation status for Pearl Bank"; yesterday).

When many beautiful old buildings are being demolished in the name of "development", why maintain this monstrosity in the name of modernist architecture?

There are many fine examples of modernist architecture worth preserving - but Golden Mile Complex and People's Park Complex do not belong in that category.

Anuradha Singh (Mrs)

This article was published on May 9 in The Straits Times.

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