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Preston Bus Station named on world monuments list

Posted on - 7th October, 2011 - 9:01pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Redevelopment, Transport

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The under-threat Preston Bus Station has been named this week as a worldwide monument in need of protection.

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The bus station, which is due to be demolished as part of the redevelopment of the city centre, has been branded a ‘historic’ work of architectural beauty.

World Monuments Fund named it alongside 60 other buildings across the world – from ancient Greek monuments to libraries in Birmingham – as needing saving.

President Bonnie Burnham said: “While these sites are historic, they are also very much of the present – integral parts of the lives of the people who come into contact with them every day.

“Indeed, the Watch reminds us of our collective role as stewards of the earth and of its human heritage.”

The bus station was built in the late 1960s and was at one time the largest bus terminal in Europe.

A campaign group has been calling for the bus station to be listed, and you can read their reasons for keeping the bus station here and here.

What do you think about the bus station being named on the monuments list? Let us know your views in the comments below

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