I brought this up a couple of years ago back in 'that other place' but though I would bring it up again given the new forum. In the "Alton Towers: Past and Present book there is a very brief mention that during its initial planning Hex was expected to only last until around 2014. At the time most people on TTF thought it was just a random number plucked out of thin air. However, Given that 2014 is just around the corner, and Hex is rapidly starting to show its age now, do you think we are going to seem some form of investment in Hex in the next couple of years to extend its life span, or are we looking at a slow decline into disrepair and eventual removal within the next few seasons? Personaly as much as I adore Hex I would love to someday see the armoury picture gallery and octagon opened up to view like the rest of the towers, more so now the conservetory has been restored I think it would look stunning to have that whole axis of the house opened up as it was originally intended Has anyone else got any thoughs on what they would like to happen to the area occupied by Hex once it is eventually removed?