Imagine you look out of your window one morning and notice that the view you have been familiar with for so long has now changed because something has been added / been removed.
This sort of thing happens a lot, but it's always a shock when it's outside your own window.
The Trinity Centre Multi storey car park has been a part of the Newcastle skyline for decades.
It became famous for a scene in the film "Get Carter", with Michael Caine.
Today is the day when the process of demolition starts, and a useful article, with that famous scene was produced by the Daily Mail.
There's an interesting quote from the architect of the building: Owen Luder, who said that Gateshead was "losing its front teeth". As parents know, when your children lose their milk front teeth there's a bit of a shock for a few weeks but then they grow up and looking back at old photos a few years later you think "did they really look like that ?"
In the "Mission:Explore" book there's reference to topocide: the factors which help to "kill" a place...
How does the removal of familiar buildings like this affect a place ??