I've been reading these forums with fascination since I discovered the site a few weeks ago. You've taught me so much! I've decided to work on an article for the Glasgow Uni newspaper about the city's lost architectural heritage. I'm not originally from Glasgow, and until I started researching the city's history had no idea how much had been lost. I'd bet that many other students, natives and non-natives, are in a similar position.
There's a million angles I could take: a focus on the redevlopment mania of the mid-20th century and the Bruce Report, or a particular architect, e.g. Thompson, but since most readers will be coming to this with no particular specific interest in architecture or Glasgow's history I want to make it a broad-ish article.
So: I've decided to take 5 of Glasgow's greatest now-lost architectural gems and tell their story. It's hard to choose, but I only have so many words.
This could be single buildings, or terraces, or even squares: units of architectural homogenity that have vanished, for whatever reason. (...If the article just happened to flag up the Cooporation/Council's frequently disgusting attitude towards Glasgow's architectural heritage, that might not be a bad thing.)
I have some ideas of my own (The Grand Hotel? Queen's Park Terrace?) but I'd love to read what your top 5 would be; many of you are undoubtedly far better informed than I am!
Thanks in advance for any contributions.