14 Feb '18, 12pm
[Mothership] Sorry, but Pearl Bank Apartments is quite a terrible place to stay at
There’s been quite a bit of buzz in the news about the en-bloc sale of Pearl Bank, and a few opinion pieces calling for the conservation of this iconic building. I thought I’d put my view out there, because if not for the fact that I’ve actually lived in Pearl Bank for the last two years (as a tenant, not an owner, so I don’t profit from the en-bloc), I would have agreed with people who say that Pearl Bank should be preserved – for its gorgeous architecture, unique design, and historical value. I love good architecture, and I’ll be sad to see Pearl Bank demolished. But having actually lived in this building that I was initially starry-eyed about, I honestly can’t wait to move out (when our new apartment is ready) and I wouldn’t recommend living in this building to my friends – so I’m glad that it’s been sold en-bloc, and I hope that it will be redeveloped to become a livea...