LETTERS - Grey blot on landscape

HAVING watched the Hepworth emerge over the past few years I must say that as I pass it on my way into Wakefield I just sigh with disappointment.

I have not had chance to visit inside and hope that it lives up to expectations. The exterior however is a ghastly grey blot on the landscape. It would have taken very little to improve a visitor’s impression of their entry to Wakefield but I am afraid the architects have failed on a monumental scale.

Whether you like or dislike Hepworth’s work it cannot be denied that she produced objects of beauty, what a shame Wakefield and Mr Chipperfield could not achieve the same.

Many people still think it is grim up north...this building will do nothing to change their mind.

Jim Wright

High Green Road

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