Saturday, 25 September 2010

Vulture spikes... unstuck!

This from The Cynic...

You may be interested to learn that the Vulture Spikes on the York station clock, which Eye featured earlier this month, have now mysteriously disappeared!

As you can see, they haven't touched up the paintwork where the glue has been pulled off!

You may also be interested to know that the Starbucks kiosk is currently still in situ in the foyer, this despite York City Council winning an appeal to have it removed from the entrance hall.

Will we be seeing an elite hit squad from the City Council coming to banish it in the near future?

UPDATE: This from King Henry...

Nice to see our clock featured again in (nearly) all its glory.

Following the original pictures revealed on Eye I asked the City Council if permission had been sought for the spikes.

Evidently not, since they soon despatched their 'Enforcement' heavies.

As for Starbucks, I am told that "the Inspector did not rule out the possibility of a smaller bespoke unit provided it was sympathetic to the character of the outer concourse. It is up to [East Coast] to come forward with a solution in a 'reasonable' time period. We [the Council] have our eyes on the matter."