I have had an excellent view of the rather undistinguished block of flats being erected at Herculaneum Quay. It has been under intermittent construction since 2007, and despite frequent stoppages over the past year is now making serious progress.
Judging by the use of road cranes for the steelworks and its intermittent progress, it is being built on a shoestring, and it was no great surprise when the cost of cladding it so that internal work could be carried out was saved by it being 'shrink wrapped' with some kind of plastic film.
Alas, they have not considered its exposed position and the force of the wind. The recent breezes - far below a serious gale - have left it all in tatters over the past few days.
Despite the fact that as far as I am concerned it is just another boring blot on the landscape, I feel quite sorry for them, in particular, the poor chap who was only a few days back proudly pointing out the advantages of this wondrous film on youtube from this very building!www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhmN-7cAQ9c
I suspect the older and more experienced members of the company had a more realistic view of what was likely to happen and wanted nothing to do with any hubris about it, and handed it on to this enthusiastic but naive young chap. Cruel, very cruel!