Yorkshire Evening Post clocktower preservation sparks debate

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The paper’s online community has been having its say after it was revealed developers plan to preserve the ‘landmark’ Yorkshire Evening Post tower.

The time and temperature tower bearing the banner of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, which has stood proud outside the Wellington Street offices for over four decades, is set to be saved from the bulldozers.

Developers have submitted proposals to Leeds Council to keep the structure and give it a £250,000 makeover following the public response to the demolition of the landmark building. The news has sparked a raft of reaction on the YEP website as well as those connected to the paper’s social media channels on Twitter @LeedsNews and on the facebook page. They include:

Darren Lewis: Very nice gesture. Regardless of whether you thought the time and temperature where wrong, it’s an iconic part of the Leeds landscape and its great the developers proposed such a lovely idea. Everyone should be delighted for this news. Its great they are thinking of preserving a brilliant and original part of the city’s past, for the future.

David Hopkins: Great news. Some of my earliest memories are of going with my dad to collect his wage from the YEP building.

Adele Mcdonald: Leeds isn’t going to be leeds people are knocking down the history all these shiny new buildings save some for us to show are kids.

Julie K Smith: Am so glad to hear this. Bad enough that the building is going.

Sharon Furminger: I like this idea. It would be a shame to see it go. A memory we need to keep.

Jayne Wade: Brilliant we always played guess the temperature. Let it continue.

Mandy Dixon: Good. I think it’s a shame to lose it.

Harry Prideaux: Nice idea.

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