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Kaleidoscope - Town Planning Television (Full Length Episode) – 1985 Documentary

Kaleidoscope - Town Planning

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1985 Documentary

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In this 1985 Kaleidoscope edition, reporter Terry Carter meets many of those behind Auckland's 80s construction boom, and examines a cityscape where old landmarks are rapidly being demolished and replaced by mirror glass high-rises. Interviewees include property developers of the day like Mainzeal and Chase Corporation’s Seph Glew; a councillor who argues that commercial interests are dominating; and architect Ivan Mercep and interior designer Peter Bromhead, who critique the buildings’ architectural and civic qualities and their “Dallas TV set” aesthetics.

Key Cast & Crew

Terry Carter

Reporter

Julienne Stretton

Director

Phil Wilbraham

Studio Director

Will it be a case of mirror, mirror on every wall?
– Heath Lees in his introduction