Demolished chimney stacks and funnels

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Demolished chimney stacks and funnels

Postby vinny » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:37 pm

I was taking a look at various aeriel photos on the SCRAN site and there was one that i found particulalry intriguing. I know I can't post it here so I'll describe it (folk who have access to the site will be able to find the photo). It's a shot of the north end of Buchanan St overlooking the station in the mid 60s and the most imposing feature is a massive funnel to the immediate north east. There is a faily large factory building next to it as well and tenement buildings directly in front of it. It must have been removed for the M8 construction and looks like its in the Port Dundas area. It doesn't appear East enough to be the St Rollox chemical works at Sighthill, but I'm not certain. Can't locate it on old maps so could anyone shed light on what this was and when it came down?

It's the type of concrete tapered funnel you would see at remote power stations - I didn't expect to see one in a city.
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Re: Demolished chimney stacks and funnels

Postby Josef » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:48 pm

There's a picture of this from St Georges Cross somewhere on the 'Past and Present' thread (if you can find it :) ). Was quite surprised to see it myself.
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Postby Vladimir » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:48 pm

Its called a cooling tower. It was the tower for Pinkston Power Station, no idea when it came down though it would be quite interesting if it was still there.

They could even do a mural on it, like they did here, at one of the Rhone nuclear plants...

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Postby vinny » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:51 pm

Yep, that's the fella. How would this compare in size to, say, the UGC cinema building or Red Road flats?
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Postby Vladimir » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:54 pm

Most would be a bit taller than the Red Road flats Id say, depends how big it was though. The ones in Gardanne (Provence) near where I used to live are about 100m each, Red Road is about 90-ish...
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Postby glasgowken » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:08 pm

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Yeah it should have stayed :(
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Postby Vladimir » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:22 pm

It would probably be really cheap to build a new one, and face it, it would be better then 'Elphinstone Place' ::):
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Postby vinny » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:26 pm

glasgowken wrote:Image

Yeah it should have stayed :(


Is that the Buchanan St tunnel portal on the right?
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Postby AlanM » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:26 pm

vinny wrote:
glasgowken wrote:Image

Yeah it should have stayed :(


Is that the Buchanan St tunnel portal on the right?


Yes it is
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Postby Josef » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:28 pm

Vladimir wrote:It would probably be really cheap to build a new one, and face it, it would be better then 'Elphinstone Place' ::):


And we could do a remake of 'Brazil', too :).
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Postby glasgowken » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:36 pm

Is it not the Queen Street tunnel mouth ?
The path is on the old OS maps.
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Postby Alycidon » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:38 am

GlasgowKen wrote:Is it not the Queen Street tunnel mouth ?


Yes it is, that is Pinkston Road bridge crossing the line just to the north of the tunnel.
The precise position of the centre of the Tower is 55deg 52min 19.4 sec North, 4deg 14min 48.9sec West on Livelocal, the ground is currently vacant but the bend in the canal is still clearly visible. The low building immediately behind the tower can still be seen.

Great Photo BTW

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Postby scaryman2u » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:18 pm

I have some pics of the Braehead Power Station Chimney Demolition from 1999, I will dig them out & scan them, I know it`s not Glasgow but I couldn`t find anywhere else to post them.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:13 pm

Looking forward to seeing them it's a building I didn't bother photographing.
Did you get any interior shots of the power station?

This is only pic I have of it with the Renfrew Rose and tug Elkhound c.1989



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Interestingly HG had wee a play about on the blue crane amongst a few others in that yard :)

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Postby glasgowken » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:31 pm

Was that on an HG trip ?
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