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Postby scallopboy » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:20 pm

If only the brave new world the though we would be living in by the 21st Century was all protein pills, shiny silver suits and vertical villages in the sky and not McCain Micro Chips, Shell Suits and high-rise hell for thousands of people. Give me real food a wee tenement flat and a proper shopping street any day. Call me old fashioned? Well thank you! ::):
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Postby My Kitten » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:39 am

scallopboy wrote:If only the brave new world the though we would be living in by the 21st Century was all protein pills, shiny silver suits and vertical villages in the sky and not McCain Micro Chips, Shell Suits and high-rise hell for thousands of people. Give me real food a wee tenement flat and a proper shopping street any day. Call me old fashioned? Well thank you! ::):


You can read the utopia of my life in High Rise by JG Ballard :)
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Postby Alycidon » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:23 pm

GlasgowKen wrote:Fantastic maps Was the motorway to plough through Glasgow Green ? It's the first time i've realised that.

Just missing the People's Palace Shocking.


Not the first time that the Green was threatened by transport development. Back in the heyday of the railway boom a company was proposed to build a line from Coatbridge into Glasgow which was to cross Glasgow Green on an extensive viaduct. The company promoters even went as far as building a full size wood and canvas model of on eof the arches. Needless to say the scheme collapsed!
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Postby scaryman2u » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:34 pm

Alycidon wrote:
GlasgowKen wrote:Fantastic maps Was the motorway to plough through Glasgow Green ? It's the first time i've realised that.

Just missing the People's Palace Shocking.


Not the first time that the Green was threatened by transport development. Back in the heyday of the railway boom a company was proposed to build a line from Coatbridge into Glasgow which was to cross Glasgow Green on an extensive viaduct. The company promoters even went as far as building a full size wood and canvas model of on eof the arches. Needless to say the scheme collapsed!


Hidden Glasgow is probably (in my opinion) the best thing that has happened for Glasgow by a long way::):
I thought I knew the city inside out but it turns out that I knew fuck all :oops:
So as long as like minded people have a voice or an opinion then we can stop shit like this in it`s tracks :evil: :wink:
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Postby crusty_bint » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:52 pm

Fantastic Nodrog - many thanks for posting these! Would love to get my hands on this book!

Scaryman... I wish I shared your optimism! *cough*m74*splutter*viaduct*wheeze*Pollokshaws Rd and Eglinton St

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Postby nodrog » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:53 pm

Just scanning a few more bits now... unbuilt Tradeston section coming up!
"I'd just move on to the 'hot-air ballooning vigilante' stage of my career earlier than planned"

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Postby scaryman2u » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:07 pm

crusty_bint wrote:Fantastic Nodrog - many thanks for posting these! Would love to get my hands on this book!

Scaryman... I wish I shared your optimism! *cough*m74*splutter*viaduct*wheeze*Pollokshaws Rd and Eglinton St

:D


All I`m saying crusty is that Hidden Glasgow broadens the horizon for more people to join the campaigns, rather than a minimised local campaign ::):
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Postby crusty_bint » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:12 pm

teheh no I agree with you bud, completely :D

p.s. the suspense is killin me nodrog... and im not bein facetious! :D
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Postby nodrog » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:15 pm

Here's my favourite paragraph in the book:

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Right: Map of Kingston Bridge area:
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The 'south side' of the inner ring road:
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Glasgow Green interchange:
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...and past the Cathedral:
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Lovely :)
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Postby crusty_bint » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:19 pm

well fuck a duck...

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Postby james73 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:21 pm

Great pics Nodrog.

"...if vandalism proved to be a considerable problem..." - ::): ::): ::):



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Postby nodrog » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:22 pm

Along Great Western Road:
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Postby nodrog » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:24 pm

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And a model of how shopping precincts should be designed in the future, helping to segregate cars and people...

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Right, thats yer lot for this evening.

Discuss!
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Postby glasgowken » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:48 pm

It must have been an exciting project to be involved in.
As completely nutty, and misguided, as it was, there must have been a real feeling of building for the future, a brave new world.
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Postby dave2 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:00 pm

nodrog wrote:Along Great Western Road:
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A chunk of this happened - closing some side street access onto GWR, the bus bays didn't, but the median with pedestrian barriers happens once it duals near Gartnavel hospitals, the re-alignment of which must have occurred in the 1960's when these plans were being written. The plan does seem to indicate that the planners recognised that GWR could not be widened through teh demolition of tenements etc.
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