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Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostSun Jun 21, 2020 2:19 pm

Neukreus photo appears to have been taken from Firs Avenue, from somewhere new the 'lollypop' water tower, maybe even from the tower itself.

As for the merits of the two stadia, like Neukreus, I liked the symmetry of the old National Stadium.

One of the problems with brutalist architecture though is that the use of concrete makes brutalist buildings very difficult to adapt or modernise. A 21st century stadium needs good disabled access, hospitality boxes, decent catering and toilet facilities etc. The old stadium had none of those things and it's difficult to see how they could have been shoehorned in given the method of construction.

As for its replacement, it's functional, efficient and is ageing pretty well.'

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