Another goodbye, (Yorkhill Quay)

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Postby McShad » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:44 pm

Myself and Flash Andy were talking about this last night.... I suggested that they werent filling it in, they'd just dammed it and drained it while the building works goes on....

Since its shown in the future plan, isnt that a possibility?
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Postby Pripyat » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:20 pm

job78989 wrote: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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As John has said, we need more focus on affordable housing. We
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Postby scoobydoo » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:50 pm

McShad wrote:Myself and Flash Andy were talking about this last night.... I suggested that they werent filling it in, they'd just dammed it and drained it while the building works goes on....

Since its shown in the future plan, isnt that a possibility?


Yorkhill Basin is definately being infilled.
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Postby retired tiger » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:19 pm

scoobydoo wrote:
McShad wrote:Myself and Flash Andy were talking about this last night.... I suggested that they werent filling it in, they'd just dammed it and drained it while the building works goes on....

Since its shown in the future plan, isnt that a possibility?


Yorkhill Basin is definately being infilled.

I had a look at the plan at the Glasgow Harbour sales office and the Quay wasn't on it. I thought I had seen other plans where it was still shown.
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Re: Another goodbye, (Yorkhill Quay)

Postby Sunflower » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:22 am

Resurrecting this topic for a somewhat literal postcript -

Following the route now available again just south of the expressway, from the SECC to the transport museum site,there's a giant wiggle in the path just before the Kelvin, where someone's assembled a great heap of what looks like tangled treestumps mixed with bits of ex-quay structure -
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They've used one piece as a road barrier -
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That's about - erm - a foot square, and at the other end there's this...
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You could say that was The Sharp End.

Did they reinforce the piles for quay walls like that, anyone know?
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Re: Another goodbye, (Yorkhill Quay)

Postby scoobydoo » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:46 am

The steel spike would be to reduce damage to the end of timber when it was hammered into the ground.
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Re: Another goodbye, (Yorkhill Quay)

Postby Sunflower » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:31 pm

:D yeah yeah yeah, kind of deduced that, just I wouldn't have imagined (if I'd thought about it at all) that anyone could have gone to the trouble of forming darling little harnesses for the ends of all the spikes.... but thank you for answering...
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Re: Another goodbye, (Yorkhill Quay)

Postby mrsam » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:40 pm

Sunflower wrote:That's about - erm - a foot square, and at the other end there's this...
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You could say that was The Sharp End.


I've got one of em, My dad and Me were in Dunoon I saw it on the beach and liked it (as you do) so my Dad Chainsaed off the pointy end (metal and Wood) and we took it home, that was 10 years ago and it now has place in my folks frount garden.

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Re: Another goodbye, (Yorkhill Quay)

Postby Sunflower » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:45 pm

Oh yes! :D I did wish I'd had a chainsaw about my person.....
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