Godett: “Tear down that ugly Cinelandia building in downtown”
WILLEMSTAD – Leader of the Partido Frente Obrero (FOL) and former MP, Anthony Godett has had enough. “The ugly Cinelandia building in Punda must now for once be razed to the ground!”
“The old building provides an ugly sight in Punda. In addition, the building is also a danger for people who walk by,” said Godett.
The party leader believes that the improvement of the streets in Punda is more important than the historic value of the property. “The monumental value should not get in the way of the beauty of the landscape in the city.”
The cinema at the Wilhelmina Square received the status of a protected monument in 1997. FOL now wants the government consider this matter. According to the party the old building makes no contribution to the national cultural history of the island. “The building is so run down, doing nothing for our cultural history.”