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    I'm referring to buildings like the National Gallery, Saint Paul's Cathedral and even Buckingham Palace, which can sometimes look a little worn/grey. There are plenty of others, which you are free to mention.

    Do you think some of the iconic buildings in London should be renovated, decorated and restored to their original colour? Or given a more white, Roman-esque look similar to the US Capitol?





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    They can't afford to do that what with all the moats and porn movies clogging up the government bills.
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    I think many buildings in many cities in the world would look much better with a bit of basic renovation. I also think that it's the last thing on the city authorities' mind when e.g. Budapest has a bridge which is close to collapsing because they've been putting off the renovation for 10+ years. Sad, but when we have problems with safety, aesthetics are not the biggest problem. Although I would also like to walk around in a nice-looking city.
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    Everything looking slightly shabby is the British way, I love it ^^

    They should be cleaned, but I don't what them to look like the US Capitol, it looks too clean!! :p:
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    In a Balamory colour style. But that's the only scheme that I'd settle for.
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    No, just a scrubbing perhaps.
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    Centre Point needs to be knocked down, in my opinion. It's one of the ugliest buildings in London.


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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    No, just a scrubbing perhaps.

    Yeah, I'd agree with this.
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    St Paul's Cathedral was done recently, it's absolutely immaculate.
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    i think some buildings look best slightly aged.

    But yea some buildings could do with a little clean up - seriously it cant cost that much to hire a few pressure washers can it
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    Yep, the UCL ones especially. :ninja:
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    (Original post by eulerwaswrong)
    i think some buildings look best slightly aged.

    But yea some buildings could do with a little clean up - seriously it cant cost that much to hire a few pressure washers can it
    This isn't your mum's patio, and we're talking about decades of pollution build-up. A 50 quid B&Q pressure washer isn't the thing.
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    No, just a scrubbing perhaps.
    :yes:

    I'd be happy to volunteer to help! London :love:
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    Yes, let's paint st pauls green.
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    OP, is that an offer?
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    I don't think they need any renovation (unless they're structurally unsound), just maybe a clean. A "lick of paint" wouldn't make London look like Rome. The things in Rome which are white are made of marble or other naturally white materials, and cleaned regularly. Plenty of the rest of Rome has the same problems London does, it's a problem for all big cities. All that would happen if we painted the buildings is that a couple of years down the line it would need doing again because they paint would wear away.
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    (Original post by thetroll)
    This isn't your mum's patio, and we're talking about decades of pollution build-up. A 50 quid B&Q pressure washer isn't the thing.
    Exactly dude. Scaffolding, equipment, people, risk assessments, road closures... lots and lots of money and paperwork.
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    (Original post by chazilton)
    Exactly dude. Scaffolding, equipment, people, risk assessments, road closures... lots and lots of money and paperwork.
    Exactly. Not to mention that these buildings are often a lot older than their gleaming counterparts in the states. Damage to an iconic piece of architecture like St Paul's Cathedral would be unforgivable and these buildings need proper restoration, which is costly and takes time.
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    Lewis's in liverpool needs a bloomin good wash!! its a white building but its covered in smog and pollution from buses and cars etc!! I always want to get a pressure washer and spray it all off!
 
 
 
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