Going Once Going Twice Sold!

An end to Saint Christopher Taxi Co-operative gas station’s pentagon platform

Architecture in Trinidad and Tobago is on shaky grounds. Copies of a Miami-kitsch finds itself plotting along the coastline, drawn by draftsmen with instructions of this nature; “Make it look like a cardboard box with windows.” Fairytale malls such as “Grand Bazaar” or “Movie Town” reflect the influence of commercialism at its cheapest core infiltrating the architectural landscape. This wheeling and dealing with urban planners results in a do what we like without the care of conservation of the city’s historic root.


No self serving from a time of Jean Miles

American in her globalizing power has influenced and uniformed (if you believe) how things should look. Now it finds a home in Trinidad by targeting the former NP gas stations to opt for the stylish, “Quick Stops.” Slowly these older stations are closing down and an aesthetic that was once distinctly ours is simply vanishing. The winged roof NP gas station still in operation near the Airport.


The Art Deco Fire Station in San Fernando Trinidad, West Indies

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These both gas stations are in the process of been demolshed

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