Mirhazi was strongly emphasizing how important heritage preservation was to him, so I asked him to explain the descrpancy with his earlier comments to the star:
“We don’t feel there is any heritage value to it and neither did anyone else for the last 100 years,”
Unsurprsingly, he skated around the question. Didn't say anything of significance. I have a recording that I can quote from when I get home.
I also asked him if the timing of the demolition had anything to do with Wong Tam's push to get heritage preservation. He denied any connection, and said that the demolition had been planned for months in advance to get soil samples (or something like that). I didn't buy his response.
Anyways, when you have a city demolition permit in your hand, you dont really have to explain anything