Palmy is a wonderful city spolit by just a few ridiculous buildings and structures, all of which could be corrected with just a bit of thoughtful modification and some paint.
The council building is an embarrassment to us along with the silly clock tower, both totally out of place with the city layout. The old Empire pub building is one my favourites that is now sadly misused and falling into disrepair. If we want to attract visitors and have a nice place to live in, then we simply need to look after the nice things we have.
... AND NICE
I personally love the clock tower and the colourful lighting that it brings into The Square. I think it makes the city centre unique in this country and a lovely place to walk at night for locals and visitors alike. We moved here from the Bay of Plenty two years ago and love The Square. I also love that many of the historic buildings are maintained well. Tauranga tragically demolished almost all of its heritage/historic buildings, so I really enjoy the variety in Palmerston North. Heather Lewis