Plan first raised 20 years ago

By Calum Ross

Published: 12/11/2008

PLANS to create a new civic square for Aberdeen city centre by raising Union Terrace Gardens to street level were first proposed more than 20 years ago.

Sir Ian Wood yesterday used an artist’s impression published as long ago as 1987 to illustrate the way Aberdeen’s new civic heart could look.

Aberdeen Beyond 2000, formed in 1986, comprised of a group of local businessmen, to plot a future of long-term prosperity for the city.

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