Disrespect for the old town or better than nothing?

Article published on Feb. 6, 2009
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Article published on Feb. 6, 2009
It seems that once again developers are following the "first build and then allow the society to discuss it" style. I feel like I'm over my daily limit of written words at my job today, so I won't write much. Instead, I'll speak in images.

One day I was taking a walk in the old town of Vilnius, which looks something like this:

The old town of Vilnius is Unesco-protected heritage. However, walking in that area I saw this:

Take a closer look:

What on earth is this building? Do they have a permission for this? Is it some kind of appartment block for very rich people? Oh sure, steel and glass fit here just perfectly! A few steps from the cathedral and in front of St.Ann's church (16th century). I wonder if anyone ever has any respect for the urban planning rules in this city... :( We all know too well how fashion stores with huge windows and bizarre metalwork appear right next to the city hall...

Photo borrowed from VTV.lt

It seems that once again developers are following the "first build and then allow the society to discuss it" style.