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Is the 'state house' sculpture appropriate for Queens Wharf?

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Graphic of sculpture by artist Michael Parekowhai to be erected at the end of Queen's Wharf on the Auckland waterfront at a cost of $1.5m, $1m of which is being donated by Barfoot & Thompson.
Graphic of sculpture by artist Michael Parekowhai to be erected at the end of Queen's Wharf on the Auckland waterfront at a cost of $1.5m, $1m of which is being donated by Barfoot & Thompson.

Leaked images of the secretive $1.5 million sculpture planned at the end of Queens Wharf show a simple, two-storey weatherboard state house.

There is also a skylight to allow cruise ship visitors berthing at Queens Wharf to peer inside the brilliantly coloured and intricate glass garden of native birds, flowers and insects that will glow softly at night. Michael Parekowhai's sculpture also features stairs leading to a platform to provide multiple views of a Venetian hand-blown crystal chandelier filling the interior.

The sculpture will cost $1.5m - $1m of which is being donated by real estate company Barfoot & Thompson.

Is the 'state house' sculpture appropriate for Queens Wharf? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

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"It's a ridiculous idea that will create no visual enjoyment to people. Haven't we got enough houses to look at elsewhere?"

Nettienz
Rose

"Totally appropriate as after years of Rogernomics it is a symbol of both the past history of providing accommodation to beneficiaries to the future where they state houses are sold and renovated with chandeliers."

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