crusty_bint wrote:love the model! you don't happen to have a larger version do you?
glasgowken wrote:You won't get any put downs on here Jamesie
Cyclo2000 wrote:My links. There aren't many...but there are some great pics.
The last one is a stonker. Also, if you check out the original thread there's some interesting links there.
The pertinent things to know about the toonie are
A It's in the wrong place
B There was supposed to be a windbreak
C The genius in charge buggered off to Ireland half way through.
"in 1967, the town centre’s architect, Geoffrey Copcutt, gave Cumbernauld Britain’s first indoor shopping mall , and
"the fullest realisation of megastructure as an avant-garde urbanist conception." "
Cyclo2000 wrote:By the time the first phase was committed, my train was departing Glasgow for Belfast, and a second chance to make a city of our time. Meanwhile, back at the Big Hoose, a near top-to –bottom revamp left the Centre under other management. What next? Reyner Banham's 'Age of the Masters' gives the answer "...there won't be much next. What has been built so far is a small fraction of Copcuttt's original design, but it seems all that is going to be built in this particular mega-mode."
And, although Banham doesn't say it, this fragment- still big enough to define a future- was shorn not only of its second row of pylons and penthouses, with a host of functional and spatial consequences, but also of the mosaic of sites I had tucked in for flea-markets, the winter-garden front to the tiers of offices, the tube roof illuminating the chapel, the glistening 'airplane wing' which was to have tilted open over the library, and even the wall of dwellings with upper promenade designed to curtain the parkland. The curved and stepped terraces of apartments and earthworks arrayed at the 'Glasgow' portal, I always knew would take a lot of shaking and moving to make happen. But countless minor delights clothing the concept were not so much 'simplified' as simply missed.
Copcutt in 1995, From "Rebuilding Scotland" by Miles Glendinning
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