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I've got a comprehensive demolition summary on my site
by john-g
Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Explosions
Replies: 20
Views: 6603

Also, worth pointing out. If architects attempt anything ambitious (aka 110 St Vincent Street) they get shot down by the heritage police. The "glass box" tm is the result. The irony is noone cares about the quality of new projects unless they happen to adjoin/sprout out of a historic building, ie th...
by john-g
Sat Nov 19, 2005 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Renfield Lane Mackintosh
Replies: 24
Views: 8033

Nice find. It certainly complements the two adjoining buildings, could have incorporated red sandstone. http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/gleegie2/HopeStreet1fromNorth_edited.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/gleegie2/HopeStreet1_edited.jpg The protruding "box" is another gm+ad signature...
by john-g
Sat Nov 19, 2005 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Renfield Lane Mackintosh
Replies: 24
Views: 8033

Brilliant pics! I'd forgotten about the old Daily Record HQ, or maybe I just blanked it from my mind? Anyway, cheers.
by john-g
Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Garden Festival 1988
Replies: 430
Views: 128172

Excellent! I've magpied the juicy stuff for a summary. Developer - Carvill (Scotland) Ltd Architect - Cooper Cromar Llewellyn Davies Planning Consultants and Landscape Architects Height - Tower 1 : 14 floors, 49m Tower 2 : 13 floors, 42m Total flats 331 Cost - Location - Former Allied Distillery sit...
by john-g
Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Dumbarton - Riverside Distillery
Replies: 12
Views: 10520

Elphinstone tower will be incredible, it isn't a sheer sheet of glass like some of the towers down south, the facade is ribbed with balconies. It will look stunning particularly lit up at night, or coming in on the motorway, your jaw will drop. There will be a public restaurant/skybar on the top flo...
by john-g
Thu May 26, 2005 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Elphinstone Place
Replies: 20
Views: 9685

The virtual mitchell, as ever, turns up trumps. http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vm/searches/streets_a.html North street, past. http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vm/images/g250/g025048x.jpg North street, future. I dunno, something looks a wee bit different. http://www.skyscrapernews.com/images/pics/401El...
by john-g
Tue May 24, 2005 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Elphinstone Place
Replies: 20
Views: 9685

It's been moved to the central courtyard of the block bounded by the trongate, bell, albion and high streets.

It's likely just the artist having a laugh.
by john-g
Sun May 08, 2005 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Empire sign in Brunswick St.
Replies: 19
Views: 6772

The 1970's were the worst decade of the twentieth century for Glasgow. The pace of destruction accelerated after Esher, it wasn't halted till attitudes changed in the early 80's. Govan wasn't actually as badly hit as other areas, large bits of it remain, low grade early Victorian tenements were smas...
by john-g
Sun May 01, 2005 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Pearce Institute Govan
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Nah. The "gardens" are a waste of space. Nobody's going to want to sit next to traffic clogged Cathedral street. Greenery and buildings should be distinct, it increases the impact of both. The fantastic new garden on the site of Rottenrow is an example of this. I believe Page and Park are responsibl...
by john-g
Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Universities impact on Glasgow neighbourhoods
Replies: 16
Views: 4784

We're talking about Dumbarton town centre here, not Milngavie. In any case a 13 storey tower isn't a "skyscraper" and it overlooks a public square, not peoples houses. The brewery tower acts as a "marker" for the town centre and injects much needed dynamism to the skyline, thanks to this project it ...
by john-g
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Dumbarton - Riverside Distillery
Replies: 12
Views: 10520

Difference being Boston learned from their mistakes, we're still making them. "Calls out M74 extension as first witness."

Didn't know about the residential at port Dundas, sounds fantastic. RMJM don't have anything on their website, strangely.
by john-g
Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Inner Ring Road
Replies: 123
Views: 60734

I don't know the specific buildings you're referring too, but they sound like the shoddy council built stuff thrown up between the wars. You get them all around the fringe of the Victorian city. http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/6891/royston3.jpg They're foul. They had cheek to use this stu...
by john-g
Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: More of Glasgows East end being demolished
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

How'd you get up there?

You should post these on http://www.skyscrapercity.com, they'll go nuts.

Interesting view of the British museum!
by john-g
Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: Under Construction
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Some comparison shots.... Parliamentary road, 1955. Correct me if I'm wrong here but I believe, the spire in the far distance is the Townhead church on Roystonhill, tallest spire in the city and recently saved from the council by determined community action:) The tenements in the middle distance are...
by john-g
Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Buchanan Street Station (Not Subway)
Replies: 137
Views: 112978
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