Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby RapidAssistant » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:58 pm

I am sure that the whole Red Road debacle will feature on one of those "demolition gone wrong" documentaries on the Discovery Channel one of these days!
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby pingu » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:18 pm

was watching them on saturday attempting to topple over the existing block with huge wire ropes, it didnt look as if it was wanting to budge really. chunks falling off it and it swayed a bit but wasnt for moving.

i couldnt hang around long enough to see if it eventually came down so does anyone know?
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Boxer6 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:55 pm

The one being nibbled is totally gone, but the other seems untouched as of 5:15 tonight.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby RapidAssistant » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:49 pm

Well you have to admire his determination and tenacity.....

http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2015/11/2 ... -resident/

Although it will probably have a "Jaconelli" style conclusion.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:41 pm

The two towers at 99 & 111 Prospecthill Circus, Toryglen are now both empty and being handed over to the demolition contractors.
I was lucky enough to be invited along for a visit last week. The intention was to take a few snaps from the top floor, but we also had a chance to visit a few of the flats.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Alex Glass, who a few HG folks will know.
From the ground:
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - Camera on the corner by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

The same camera from the top floor:
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - surveillance by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
View from the top:
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - delivery by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image111 Prospecthill Circus - view from the 21st floor by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image111 Prospecthill Circus - over Polmadie, the New Victoria and Queens Park by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - the doomed neighbour by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - the playground by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - On the 21st floor by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image111 Prospecthill Circus - breast and wings by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - the mighty brush by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Views of former homes:
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - sixties kitchen by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - eighties lamp by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - the mouldy flat by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - pirate bag by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - blue fire by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - the keen viewer's living room by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - view of the M74 by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image111 Prospecthill Circus - underlay by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - touch marks by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - the keen viewer's flat by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - the keen viewer's bedroom by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Back on the ground floor:
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - exit for emergencies only by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Outside:
Image111 Prospecthill Circus - satelite dishes by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:55 pm

Superb. Well jealous :)

I particularly like the well-thought-out surveillance camera arrangement there. Though good grief, some of the scenes are sad.*

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby pingu » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:41 am

not sure if yous know yet, 8th May is confirmed as the blow down date for the remaining flats in the Gorbals.

local businesses have been told to stay shut 8am - 4pm.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby peasy23 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:09 am

Brilliant pictures, I work in the council vehicle workshops and we used to be in the Polmadie complex which is in one of the pics. We move to Jessie St 18 months or so back and it was obvious that the flats were becoming less and less occupied going by the number of lights that were on.

One of the Pinkston blocks is being nibbled down at the moment, started about a week ago.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby scottwramsay » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:22 am

Anyone got any updates on the timing of the demolition next Sunday?
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby RapidAssistant » Thu May 05, 2016 11:52 am

peasy23 wrote:Brilliant pictures, I work in the council vehicle workshops and we used to be in the Polmadie complex which is in one of the pics. We move to Jessie St 18 months or so back and it was obvious that the flats were becoming less and less occupied going by the number of lights that were on.

One of the Pinkston blocks is being nibbled down at the moment, started about a week ago.


Anyone got any pix of the Pinkston nibbledown???
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu May 05, 2016 9:14 pm

RapidAssistant wrote:
peasy23 wrote:
One of the Pinkston blocks is being nibbled down at the moment, started about a week ago.


Anyone got any pix of the Pinkston nibbledown???



I’ve been up at Sighthill a few times recently and managed to get a few photos:

ImageSighthill Cemetary by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

ImagePinkston Demolition by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

ImagePinkston Drive Demolition 2 by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

ImagePinkston Drive Demolition by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image07 Demolition of Crawfurd Heights 31-35 Pinkston Drive by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image09 Demolition of Crawfurd Heights 31-35 Pinkston Drive by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image08 Demolition of Crawfurd Heights 31-35 Pinkston Drive by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image06 Demolition of Crawfurd Heights 31-35 Pinkston Drive by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image05 Demolition of Crawfurd Heights 31-35 Pinkston Drive by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image02 Demolition of Crawfurd Heights 31-35 Pinkston Drive by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Image12 Demolition of Crawfurd Heights 31-35 Pinkston Drive by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat May 07, 2016 10:53 am

scottwramsay wrote:Anyone got any updates on the timing of the demolition next Sunday?

The Herald have said they're keeping schtum about the exact time, but confirm the 8am exclusion. You'd imagine at least an hour after that, maybe more, to make sure the area's cleared?
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby pingu » Mon May 09, 2016 10:57 am

Norfolk Court demolition


https://youtu.be/SF94KAi9pvc
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Mark N » Tue May 10, 2016 9:59 pm

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sun May 15, 2016 9:47 am

40 Rosemount Street, Roystonhill (or Garngad if you like ) all ready for execution and looking rather pretty in the sunshine last week. This is the last blowdown in the current programme as far as I know?

Image40 Rosemount Street - Springtime Promise by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr
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