When Leicester City Council bought the newly built New Walk Centre in 1975 for £5million, there was public outcry in the city.
The country was just emerging from a deep two year recession, and inflation was soaring. A newspaper poll found 97% of people in the city were against the council spending the money on its new lavish home.
Reporting for ATV, Bob Warman asked people whether they thought the modern massive building was a masterpiece or a monstrosity.
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Tweet us your pictures using the hashtag #DemolitionDay, as the New Walk Centre in Leicester disappears from the city's skyline forever.
With the end nigh for Leicester City Council's former HQ, here's everything you need to know about tomorrow's demolition of New Walk Centre.