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In Auckland, Matthew Bradbury thinks Queens Wharf’s mooted international passenger terminal is a Yokohama of an opportunity.

A NZ Herald editorial disagrees: “It is entirely possible that the development of Queens Wharf to satisfy the needs of the global cruise industry can be undertaken so as not to clash with the creation of a people-friendly precinct that will unite city and harbour. But it is not probable and the proponents of this scheme are a long way from demonstrating that it is even likely.”

Let’s hope Bradbury’s view wins. At least Mayor John Banks seems aware of the possibilities, he thinks it could be the “golden gate” to Auckland’s CBD. How about a competition?

» Bradbury in the Herald 15.02.08

Posted by Peter on 18.02.08 in urban design

 

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