An architect friend, who’s upset about the demolishing of the old Chamber of Commerce taking place today told me about a protest that will be held at 4:30pm today to stop the demolishment taking place. The chamber is considered part of Kuwait’s heritage which is why some people are raged about this.
In defence of the owner who wants to demolish it, that wasn’t his initial plan. He didn’t want to demolish the Chamber. He wanted to renovate the chamber but the municipality didn’t give him permission to even though he worked with a studio and everything was ready.
I like the comment from 3ubaai on instagram, “My favorite building is getting destroyed!! Madness is when you start or let someone demolish pieces of your history. Kuwait Chamber of Commerce’s former building in Kuwait City is being demolished now. The demolishment began last night. This is an important emblem of Kuwait’s modern heritage, and we were even looking to list it along with some of the surrounding buildings on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.”
The protest will take place at the Chamber of Commerce (4:30pm today), to find the location click [here].
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