The Egg Man wrote:glasgowken wrote:The Firemaster himself turned out for this one.
Mr Sweeney was never a man to miss a media opportunity
thelonerover wrote:rabmania wrote:Better that than disuse/demolition/waiting for the inevitable fire, but I hate the alien roof thing too.
The inevitable is seems to have happened. Just passed on the bus and it's well ablaze
BenCooper wrote:This was an impromptu visit, but it's a bit of a Glasgow landmark so I thought it might be of interest...
Built in 1876, the amusingly-named Gusset Building was built as a warehouse for the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society, the first purpose-built warehouse of it's type in Scotland. The SCWS quickly outgrew the space, though, so it was converted to offices for various Co-operative Society operations, including the in-house magazine and later the ground floor was used for funerals. The building is now empty, and is up for sale with plans to convert to 75 flats, but current economic climate, blah blah blah...
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