Firestone non resurget - # 185
Here's what started the fuss. The remnants of the great, magnificent Firestone Building on the Great West Rd: what's left of it, and what replaced it.
It signifies the move from the manufacturing economy towards the "knowledge" economy, the passing of the 20th Century and the move towards the 21st. It reminds us of how a major fault in a product can bring down a huge company (the Firestone radial tyre catastrophe).
The demolition of the Firestone building caused outrage, and thanks to that the other fine buildings have been preserved.
Open your search engine and key in "Firestone building, demolition, Great West Road" and you'll find a wealth of history and emotion.