I was going to post about this last night but I'm so undecided about it being good or bad.
It is HUGE, it is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty or Nelson's Column, it will be really good for tourism - possibly. It is not as tall as the Radio City Tower (or St John's Beacon as I still prefer to call it).
It is funded through one or both of the Liverpool BIDs which gets it money through a levy on business rates on all businesses inside their zone. Some businesses are going to benefit a lot more from this than others.
How many people have bothered to go and see The Angel of the North?
How many people can name any of the top ten highest statues in the World (or even more than three out of the top 50?).
What else could £250m be spent on ... Transport improvements? restoring many of the heritage sites that are sadly deteriorating?
I think the thing that gripes me most is the BID going way overboard and possibly wandering outside of what I see the BID should be involved in.
Yes I do like the idea but I am concerned about the cost and whether it could be better spent.
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