Why Newcastle's ugliest building will be missed by some people

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    Chronicle Live, 30 August 2021. "Creative businesses in a North East city centre say they are being forced out, partly as a result of the buzz they have created in the first place...For much of the last decade, eight floors of Commercial Union House have been rented by artists’ collective Orbis, taking advantage of a ruling that empty commercial buildings must pay full council tax, but get a significant discount if let to charities..... As development of the area has got under way with demolition on what is now the Stack site and on the former Bank of England plot, Commercial Union House is also in line for the wrecking ball..... That has sparked a debate that burns in many cities: artistic organisations make an area hip but as a result drive up rents, pushing out the groups that have created the neighbourhood buzz in the first place....."
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    Link: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastles-ugliest-building-missed-people-21436690
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