Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Preston's iconic 1960s bus station set for demolition

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Preston, Lancashire UK
The large 1960's bus station in Preston houses more than 80 double decker buses, 1,100 cars and a vast interconnecting subway. Preston Council are set to demolish the building in 2011 to make way for shops, offices and apartments. The British Heritage is keen to save the building claiming that this type of structure is becoming increasingly rare, instead they want it to be imaginatively refurbished. However the culture secretary Ben Bradshaw does not share this idea, claiming the bus station is 'not of sufficient architectural or historic interest' to have protection.'

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