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Jason the Maverick

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Radisson Hotel up for an award
« on: September 29, 2008, 05:41:18 PM »
http://www.thisisjersey.com/2008/09/29/hotel-is-nominated-in-carbuncle-competition/

THE Radisson Hotel is the front runner for a national award . . . the most hated building in the British Isles.

The building has been put forward for the Carbuncle Cup 2008, which rewards monstrosity, on the architecture website Building Design. The website, which asks for nominations of ‘wasted potential, hideous eyesore or simple plain ridiculousness’, leads with a description and picture of the hotel.

Journalist Victoria Watts writes: ‘Alan Holmes of the Jersey Channel Islands nominates the promised “cutting edge world class architecture” of the new Radisson Hotel on the Jersey Waterfront as “a cross between a blockhouse and a wheat silo” and “the most ugly blob imaginable”. ‘He feared his camera might not take the stain, but we’ve been (un)lucky enough to find one. So far, the Jersey Channel Islands’ Radisson hotel, put forward by Alan Holmes, has inspired the most voices of disapproval.’

One magazine reader says: ‘I can’t think that anything more hideous than the Radisson Hotel will emerge – give it the cup now! Still, anyone who has seen what the same hotel group did to the listed Free Trade Hall in Manchester shouldn’t be surprised.’

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Re: Radisson Hotel up for an award
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 05:49:34 PM »
Has it put the promised dent in our tourism deficit yet??
"That's not in the effing good book!"

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Re: Radisson Hotel up for an award
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 06:20:10 PM »
Radisson WINS THE CARBUNCLE CUP  !!

http://www.bdonline.co.uk:80/story.asp?sectioncode=426&storycode=3124678

Let's celebrate...

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Re: Radisson Hotel up for an award
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 06:56:38 PM »
Great news in these dark times.

If the new waterfront development goes ahead we could win it 5 years in a row!

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 06:59:51 PM »
Great news in these dark times.

If the new waterfront development goes ahead we could win it 5 years in a row!

We'd have enough wooden spoons to open a soup kitchen for unemployed ex-politicians.

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Re: Radisson Hotel up for an award
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008, 07:00:24 PM »
I fear that," Freddies Five Grand Chimneys", could cost us this prestigious award in years to come.

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 07:00:54 PM »
We'd have enough wooden spoons to open a soup kitchen for unemployed ex-politicians.
And wannabee ones!
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Re: Radisson Hotel up for an award
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008, 07:09:31 PM »
But everyone should remember that this is a World Class award ;D

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 07:50:23 PM »
Great news in these dark times.

If the new waterfront development goes ahead we could win it 5 years in a row!

Afte the five years Guy's new insanerator will be built and this will undoubtedly win it leaving all the entries way behind

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2008, 07:51:55 PM »
But everyone should remember that this is a World Class award ;D

It does Ozouf proud....

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2008, 08:12:19 PM »
Bridget Murphy has said on Radio Jersey that she will go and collect the award in person at some gala evening in London.

Im hoping its a plaque with the names of the planning president, architect and the development company. To be later erected on the side of the building of course.

I'm seriously thinking of getting a ticket for this event.