Another goodbye, (Yorkhill Quay)

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Another goodbye, (Yorkhill Quay)

Postby retired tiger » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:58 pm

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For some strange reason this makes me feel sad, must be a generation thing :(


(please excuse 1st attempt) :oops:
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Postby Luco » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:27 pm

is this where the new road is going? anyone have the route of it?
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:58 pm

It makes me feel sad as well, it's a pity they couldn't have incorporated it into the new plan.
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Postby retired tiger » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:31 pm

One thing I'll miss is the drunken ships visitors, (not the name they used to be known by!) wandering along asking 'where's the boaaat mister' :D
The occasional visiting warships certainly livened the place up a bit.
Clydeport have saved themselves a few bob in dredging costs, but another bit of history has gone. Some how a minesweeper at the Tower isn't the same as a destroyer at the Quay :cry:
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Postby Mori » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:12 pm

Luco wrote:is this where the new road is going? anyone have the route of it?


:)

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Postby kpstar » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:56 pm

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Seems to be missing the cycle path, and when I was having
a wee nosey around it looked like the beginnings/remnants
of a path up the Kelvin but its not on that map.
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Postby retired tiger » Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:38 am

Seems to be missing the cycle path, and when I was having
a wee nosey around it looked like the beginnings/remnants
of a path up the Kelvin but its not on that map.


The continuation of the Kelvin Way down to the Clyde has been 'proposed', but the Tesco's Monolith if it goes ahead might make this about as attractive as a walk through a retail park.
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Postby Vladimir » Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:46 am

attractive as a walk through a retail park.


It is going to be a retail park. Thats all these new places are, some supermarkets and a bunch of shiny flats. Apologies for my cynicism... ::):
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Postby job78989 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:22 am

Agree totally with Vladimir. All we ever get now is glass and steel arranged for the functional use of the retail trade. With flats that are outwith the financial reach of most who work in the associated retail developments.


Neo-liberal gentrification gone mad.


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Postby Ally Doll » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:28 am

Vladimir wrote:
attractive as a walk through a retail park.


It is going to be a retail park. Thats all these new places are, some supermarkets and a bunch of shiny flats. Apologies for my cynicism... ::):


Your cynicism was expected :wink:

We should make use of the river, rather than turning our backs on it. It's a crying shame that so much industry has gone, and I'm sure that, with innovation, some could remain.

I've already said on here that I'd hate that Tesco to be built, and I totally agree that there are far too many retail parks already. Surely saturation point isn't far off? Even in the city centre, the Sauchiehall St centre is all but gone and St Enoch's is pretty crappy, it seems a bit short sighted to keep building more in the suburbs.
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Postby Vladimir » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:53 am

it seems a bit short sighted to keep building more in the suburbs.


Its the only thing the council can do to 'regenerate' the city. Build more and more...
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Postby Ally Doll » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:00 am

Vladimir wrote:
it seems a bit short sighted to keep building more in the suburbs.


Its the only thing the council can do to 'regenerate' the city. Build more and more...


Ooops, maybe that was unclear - I meant build more retail parks.

I think it'd be better if smaller independent retailers were encouraged to grow instead of plonking down a "supermarket in a box"

Regeneration isn't a bad idea in itself - it's necessary in some places cos they didn't do the planning job well enough in the first place.
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Postby Vladimir » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:08 am

I meant build more retail parks.


That is what I understood.
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Postby Vladimir » Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:01 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/5193656.stm

The yards are doing OK at the moment, which is good news!
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Postby crazygray23 » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:15 am

more retail parks ??? :) the one that got built at the corner of helen street behind asda still has all three units empty the kfc seems to be doing a roaring trade tho.....give the local neds and sengas something to work for i guess ,either a job in mcdonalds or kfc
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