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Address: Woodford Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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This building houses the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Still being renovated

Although the restoration was supposed to be done in Jan '16 in Oct '16 the building was still covered in scaffolding. It's probably worth a visit once that is done though so check!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
CasHoefman
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the restoration was supposed to be done in Jan '16 in Oct '16 the building was still covered in scaffolding. It's probably worth a visit once that is done though so check!

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The historic building has been under restoration for several years and closed to the public. Only an external viewing from the sidewalk is possible.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

At first glance this looks like any other building except for the color, but a closer look reveals some amazing architecture and the story and history is intriguing.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

It looks terrible & can be put to better use...why is it taking this long to upgrade? It's been that way for a long time.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

The Red House restoration has been in 'progress' for a decade - currently it is in a poor state and covered by scaffolding and a temporary steel structure. In short it is in a state of disrepair.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

Its a shame that this historic building has been left in a state of disrepair for so many years. Not much to see as a steel sheet canopy covers the entire building pending refurbishment.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This would be pretty if the construction would finish. From what I hear it has been under construction for an unnecessary amount of time. Anyway, this building is in front of the park so you don't have to go out of your way to see it. I also wouldn't bother doing a city tour as there is not much to... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Skip this and go to the park instead. The government building is being renovated and is completely covered with scaffolding and even boarded off in some places. Across the street is a park where the people would gather to talk politics and argue there points.

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Thank fizzy1991
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

I work right opposite this place and it is so sad to see its state. Sometime we are fearful that the almost loose galvanize damages someone walking below.

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited this place many times in the past. It is presently under restoration so one cannot enter, but it is the place where Official State Documents are housed among other items.

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