Further to the letter from Isaac Broome regarding Auckland city lacking a heart, Auckland City Harbour News, March 13.
The building at 139 Quay St, erected as the Auckland Harbour Board Headquarters in the early 1980s occupies a prime site.
It should be brought back to public ownership, its ground floor additions removed to allow the intended public view shafts to be restored and opened as a contemporary art gallery. The top floors could then be open to the public with views to Auckland harbour and space for families to enjoy the waterfront.
This site is the prime axis for both Aucklanders and international visitors coming in on cruise ships.
The building was built using public money and the site needs to be returned to public ownership.
Two options: Consultation is under way to decide the fate of Pt Chevalier School and Pasadena Intermediate, Auckland City Harbour News, March 1.