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The process by which companies are competing to design and build a downtown entertainment centre is flawed, says the woman who could be considered the dean of city architects.Read the whole thing.
Lily Inglis retired in 2002 at age 76 from an award-winning 40-year career of designing and preserving Kingston buildings.
She says the city is going about the design of the large venue entertainment centre backwards.
"It's absolutely not the way to get a good building," Inglis told The Whig.
There are a number of surprises in these documents. Here are some of them, with more to come.
Note: Surprise! The proposed opening date is Dec 15, 2007 and not September 2007 as we've been lead to believe since April 2004.
There are many more issues with these documents, which we will be highlighting in the coming days.
Today's Whig reports that the city is ready for LVEC bids.
Yesterday, two thick and detailed documents were released that describe what the city wants built and how it should be operated.
"It is a critical decision point," said senior manager Cynthia Beach, who is guiding the project.
Local politicians will be asked Tuesday to approve the documents.
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Of course, and as usual, there's absolutely nothing about this on the City's LVEC pages.