Buildings in central Sheffield

Plans to demolish buildings on Upper Allen Street:

https://planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=map&keyVal=P2OU9RNYL7F00

 

Upper Allen Street Sheffield.JPG

Sweet cluster of buildings to be needlessly demolished and replaced by flats. Do the develops not understand that the very market to which they appeal likes old quirky urban high streets.

Go and buy a copy of Jane Jacob’s book The Life and Death of Great American Cities. Lesson 1; small building plots, rhythmic high streets, buildings of diverse ages….

I adore these buildings, which would never pass by  building regs these days. And that is what makes them geometrically interesting, inimitable, and human.

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