Ivor’s said some great things about Park Hill, one of my favourites being: “Park Hill has not just been repaired ,its been reinvented, Its wonderful.”
I asked about the difference between today and when he was working, he explained it was confidence. Back then we were coming out the war the space race was on. People thought science and progress could solve all society’s problems, architecture was there to improve peoples’ lives and things could only get better.
This contrasts rather sadly with today’s anxiety, gloom and fear of a double dip depression. Let’s hope the reinvention of Park Hill is a sign things can only get better.
Ivor certainly seemed to enjoy the party and his talk at the ‘Morning After Parkie’ - you can see pictures of both here.Park Hill, Sheffield, Tom Bloxham MBE, Urban Splash 1 Comment