I am certainly not a fan of Brisbane's prevailing brutalist character, but this article puts forward a decent case for preserving it ...
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/protecting-brisbanes-brutal-charm-20120611-205d4.htmlProtecting Brisbane's brutal charm
June 12, 2012 - 3:00AM
The heritage values intended to protect the Old State Library on William Street should extend to the brutalist concrete government buildings at the heart of Premier Campbell Newman's controversial parliamentary precinct plan, a top Queensland architect says.
Award winning architect Don Watson, who has worked with the Queensland government and is an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland, believes towers such as George Street's Public Works office should not be demolished simply because they're popularly “unattractive”.
“These buildings are part of a story,” Mr Watson told brisbanetimes.com.au.
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