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?’
5. An arresting sight in 2010
The demolition of the former Seaham Magistrates Court in 2010. Remember it?
6. The end for the Big Club
Horden Big Club facing demolition in 2007.
7. End of the road for the bus station
The demolition of the old bus station at Seaham in 2008.
8. Back on schedule in Hetton
Demolition work on the old engine shed at Hetton Lyons got back under way after a delay which was caused when a kestrel's nest was found. Remember this from 2005?