BANGKOK: The Fine Arts Department has filed a police complaint attempting to halt the demolition that began three weeks ago of the old Supreme Court building.
Before-and-after images show how the new Supreme Court complex would tower over its neighbours. Conservationists argue that it will lessen the aesthetic value of the Grand Palace next door.
Department officials say the court building, located in the historic Rattanakosin area of Bangkok, was designated a national historical site in 2009. However, the designation was never formally registered.