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Preston Bus Station captured in arty architecture video

Posted on - 5th November, 2011 - 9:30am | Author - | Posted in - Transport, Videos

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The video above shows Preston Bus Station in a very arty light as photographer Andy Marshall chose to shoot an ‘urban ballet’ of the building.

46-year-old Andy from Bury posted the video last week on video sharing website Vimeo after a trip to Preston.

He said: ” I made the video on the spur of the moment, after travelling up to Preston to take some still shots. When photographing the building I was struck by its beauty when in use. The circulation of cars and people. I was surprised at how the building is still achieving its original function so successfully after over 40 years. This is so rare in any building. The video was intended to capture that.”

Andy says the bus station, which has a campaign running to save it from being demolished, should be embraced and celebrated due to its importance to the city.

He said: “It is very rare to have a building of such quality by internationally renowned architects (BDP). It is even rarer to have a selection of buildings and schemes by such architects in one place.

“This rich architectural heritage – may seem mundane and commonplace now – but if held intact for future generations – it will feed into the unique identity of Preston. I think it’s important to embrace and celebrate this and involve existing stakeholders in any planned schemes to provide an imaginative vision built around and incorporating the bus station.”

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