Im­prove city’s ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture first

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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