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Kaleidoscope - Auckland High-rises

Television (Full Length) – 1986

....like strip mining or slash-and-burn farming. It's investment development.
– Hamish Keith describes building developments on Queen Street
...if people collect [there], the more time they'll spend there, the more money they'll spend there.
– Chase Corporation's Seph Glew on Auckland's Mid City centre
The facade has absolutely no relationship to what's going on inside. It sits there completely cut off ... This is more of an insult to this facade than it would've been to have knocked it down. It's a very sad thing.
– Mark Wigley rates efforts to combine the new BNZ Tower with the old BNZ facade
This building is an important building, just for the very simple reason that some people find it offensive and that it is the subject of debate ... this very crude building has done this wonderful thing I think, which is to initiate the debate about architecture that would lead to a new generation of buildings in Auckland...
– Architecture theorist Mark Wigley on Auckland's Mid City centre