But recent news reports suggest that renovation of older buildings ought to be considered instead of pulling down structures, for reasons including the climate impact.
Now we have another set of Sunderland and County Durham buildings which are no longer with us but we’re asking ‘which would you still like to see on Wearside if you could turn back the clock?’
1. Over in Grangetown
The demolition of the old Grangetown Primary School in 2003. Does this bring back memories?
2. Goodbye to the Federal Mogul factory
A 2003 view showing the former Federal Mogul factory in North Hylton Road.
3. Back to 2009
Pennywell School demolition 12 years ago. Were you a student there?
4. On the Washington skyline
A photo from 14 years ago and it shows Coniston House in Washington as it disappeared from the skyline to allow for more retail space.