Dalmarnock Flats ready for demolition

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Postby invy » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:09 pm

I'm hoping I can catch the demise of these blocks. Had a few school mates who lived in the blocks (I went to Riverside Secondary) - what a difference in that part of Dalmarnock from the early 80s...

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Postby [Paul Ferrie] » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:00 pm

I have a vivid memory of that school.
Big red building.
It was sinking into the Clyde? thats why they pulled it down.
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Postby tobester » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:07 pm

any new date for them coming down yet?
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Postby [Paul Ferrie] » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:29 pm

To look at them i would say next weekend at the latest.
The back one looks ready but they are still working on the front one.
It's anyones guess.
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Postby invy » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:41 pm

Indeed that was the building and it did appear to be sinking, the steps to the playing fields were severely compacted and not long before I left in 1983 the ceilings in some classes collapsed. Missed the bloody teachers though :)

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Postby cheesylion » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:33 pm

What's happening with these? Things seem to have gone quiet.
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Postby invy » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:56 pm

I passed them on Sunday and it didn't look like any progress had been made on them.

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Postby ElectricSprout » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:16 pm

Was down there yesterday. The south facing side of the front tower still has half it's windows in, so it'll probably be a wee while yet before they come down.

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Postby pwm437 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:34 pm

[Paul Ferrie] wrote:I have a vivid memory of that school.
Big red building.
It was sinking into the Clyde? thats why they pulled it down.



Like Invy I went to that school, I think it got demolished because of falling pupil numbers. It was only built in the 1930's, so it was a newer building than many others in the city. The Dalmarnock flats also reflect a decline in the population of the Dalmarnock/Parkhead area, coupled with council policy to do away with high rise.
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:15 pm

Here's some photo's from inside those blocks of flats...

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Postby Smartalex » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:14 pm

Great Pics, Like the Halloween ones. 8)

You get any updates on the date?
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:39 pm

Not heard anything recently, still looks like a fair bit of work's to be done.
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Postby invy » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:16 pm

Passed earlier on my way from my parents and there are loads of hi viz cops and patrol cars around the perimeter fence, still doesn't look like they're ready to come down but pretty odd to see that much activity. And of course I didn't have my camera :x

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Postby scallopboy » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:28 pm

invy wrote:Passed earlier on my way from my parents and there are loads of hi viz cops and patrol cars around the perimeter fence


You see any foreign-looking types or Jeeps about? :wink:
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Postby invy » Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:32 pm

:) - I did suggest it might be cheaper than using explosives ::):

*edit - just heard a succession of loud bangs over here - wonder if that was it?

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