Improve city’s existing infrastructure first
Sir, – Michael Alexander’s piece about the Waterfront development (The Courier, October 10) is sure to encourage debate about the value of such a wonderful open space.
I agree that Dundee city is in need of further investment, however I would argue there is a far greater need to improve the existing infrastructure before erecting more poorly designed monstrosities that will block out the light and not stand the test of time.
Dundee already has many impressive streets leading down to the river. They have sadly deteriorated due to years of neglect. Surely investment priority would be better given to their restoration?
By transforming these old buildings to their former glory, visitors would then be encouraged to explore more of Dundee’s treasures in the heart of our great city.
Kengo Kuma has created a magnificent masterpiece that will bring millions of tourists to Dundee. We mustn’t let the V&A be overshadowed by such short-sighted mediocrity. Fay Smith.
Flass Road, Wormit.
We need to improve Dundee city’s existing infrastructure before developing the waterfront further, a correspondent argues.