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Re: Commonwealth Games opening in pictures

Seems that the Games are really bringing out the positivity in some Glaswegians ;-)
by escotregen
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:51 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Commonwealth Games opening in pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2333

Commonwealth Games opening in pictures

I'm far from being a regular reader of the Telegraph, and we might all have our reservations about the early part of the Opening ceremony, but I thought this selection of images was amongst the best I've seen: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/commonwealthgames/10987438/Commonwealth-Games...
by escotregen
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:46 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Commonwealth Games opening in pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2333

You a citizen journalist? Free help

Really interesting wee project during the Commonwealth Games. This pop-up project with Citizen 2014 (on @Citizen2014) is running a free drop-in at the Beyond the Finish Line building on the Trongate until the closing ceremony on August 3. Each day there will be social media workshops, mentors and 'a...
by escotregen
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:34 am
 
Forum: Forum Archive
Topic: You a citizen journalist? Free help
Replies: 0
Views: 2027

Urban Park for underneath M74 Flyover

Urban park plans for underneath the Glasgow M74 motorway flyover will be on show in The Lighthouse until 10th Aug (usual architects' statutory pastel people and wee twiggy trees in the images here).
http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/gusm74
by escotregen
Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Urban Park for underneath M74 Flyover
Replies: 6
Views: 4202

Re: Dawn ceremony! Canadian arrivals Commonwealth Games

Again thanks, I didn't know that wee site was on the go (ought to have, but didn't).
by escotregen
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:29 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dawn ceremony! Canadian arrivals Commonwealth Games
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Re: Dawn ceremony! Canadian arrivals Commonwealth Games

Greta images and thanks for that pingu. I had to be out of Glasgow and so couldn't be there - which was a bit of a bummer :-(
by escotregen
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dawn ceremony! Canadian arrivals Commonwealth Games
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Dawn ceremony! Canadian arrivals Commonwealth Games

For the nocturnal Hidden Glasgow stalwarts - The Citizens Theatre Community Company are hosts today, Monday 30th June to Debajehmujig Storytellers arriving from Canada for #OCG2014. Dawn Arrival ceremony 4:36am tomorrow at the Broomielaw then walk to Rose Garden in the Gorbals. The Citz is inviting ...
by escotregen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:33 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dawn ceremony! Canadian arrivals Commonwealth Games
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Let's just agree top disagree on your statement that 'you can't really question the need for that road'. :) Like many other cities Glasgow went down the new road mania route to the great consequent damage of the fabric and life of the city - but that's a whole different (and very heated) topic for a...
by escotregen
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20353

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Hmm... we could all get a bit semantic here, but I'd bet that many of those buildings 'cleared' for the M8 were 'perfectly sound' to the extent that they were capable of rescue and rehabilitation. That's, after all, what the community based housing associations and their professional consultants dem...
by escotregen
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20353

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Bingo Bango I'm still agreeing with your sentiments and two points I'd want to make in particular: First if any single lesson ought to have been learned from the 'redevelopment' tragedy it is that we cannot be slaves to the 'what people want now' (for themselves). That is exactly what the City Fathe...
by escotregen
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20353

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Bingo Banga, obviously heartfelt as well as commendable sentiments there. I appreciate that there are some sterling examples of innovation and experiment going on just now in design/architecture/urbanism - and a hats-off from me to the likes of Architect & Design Scotland and especially BRE effo...
by escotregen
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:36 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20353

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Eggman; on the life-above-certain-floors; again a reason why the tenement is a good urban compromise. The maximum-height tenements (and the relative unpopularity of the top level flats) had really already demonstrated the limits, and informed building regs, by the time lifts in residential propertie...
by escotregen
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:33 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20353

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Aha Random; I'd certainly agree that from the developer's perspective - which is to cut spec, therefore costs, therefore price to the minimum. the term 'tenement' has not really been applied to new build house developments since (say) the 60s - it was superceded by the terminology of flatted blocks,...
by escotregen
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20353

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Bingo Bango, I appreciate your perseverance at clarifying and I don't want to look like going off in a huff in the corner ;-). I suppose it can only be a promising thing for the future of Glasgow if there folks like us, and the others in this discussion, who clearly feel so strongly for the city. We...
by escotregen
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:48 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20353

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Bingo Bango I would have thought the possession of commons sense on my part was clear from the earlier postings... however. The tenor of your original comments were generalised and broadly condemning. Do you have any actual evidence for the statement (especially on 'Generally'), "Generally, the...
by escotregen
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:43 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20353
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