Kiwis scale down tribute to Blake

Plans for a scaled-down memorial to Sir Peter Blake at the National Maritime Museum on Auckland’s waterfront have been launched, according to the The New Zealand Herald.

Three years after a $10 million memorial at the museum drew a lukewarm response from Aucklanders and sparked a fierce debate about how best to honour the slain sailor, the museum and Wellington’s Te Papa have come up with a new $8 million design.

Instead of the controversial ship-in-a-bottle glass building on the Princes Wharf side of the museum, the new design features an extension to the museum’s Hall of Yachting honouring the legacy of Sir Peter, who was murdered in 2001 on the Amazon.

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