Strange Bin Shed Dome

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Strange Bin Shed Dome

Postby Sharon » Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:42 pm

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I'm assuming it hasn't always been a bin shed...but what would it have been originally??

Its not transparent / translucent...so probaly wouldn't have been a greenhouse....
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Postby The_Clincher » Sat Apr 24, 2004 5:18 pm

Is that the one near Derby Street? I've seen that before and wondered what it is.....a "fancy midden"...:)
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Postby Sharon » Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:27 am

Yes, its just on Gray Steet, which is the cobbled one next to the park.

It mustv had a purpose though!!
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Postby Ronnie » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:49 pm

I'm wondering if it's been a large tenement upgrade project, and some junior member of the architectural team (just out of art school) has been allowed to design the bin shed. Just a thought.
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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:03 pm

Valid point Ronnie, tis a smidge "over-thought" if you know what I mean? :?

Looks as though it could have been re-cycled from the Garden Festival?
...pure speculation though 8O
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Postby Sharon » Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:01 pm

Its actually only recently i've seen it opened up with bins in it. So Im not sure itrs not just recently been adopted as a bin shed. I should really take a closer inspection.
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Postby red_kola » Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:38 pm

Sharon wrote:Its actually only recently i've seen it opened up with bins in it. So Im not sure itrs not just recently been adopted as a bin shed. I should really take a closer inspection.


Used to live on Bentinck Street c.1992. They were bin shelters then. They (used to) hold large (6 foot tall metal bins on wheels) which were picked up by a special type of bin lorry.

I always presumed it was an early (60s? 70s?) attempt to sort of the midden problem in studenty parts of town. Early wheelie bins in special large bin stores which could hold lots of bulk refuse as well. They could do with these in Woodlands right now!
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Postby caine » Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:29 am

its always been a bin shelter, well, at least for the past 15 years. i think the council were trying something er.... "different".
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Postby Sharon » Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:14 am

Theres another slightly unusual one at the other end of that lane too... more of a corrugated pagoda of an affair though... but still a bit different frm the norm...

I'm both disappointed and impressed that the dome could be a bin shed...

hmmmm.... starts to provide ideas for what they could use the BIG dome for (the london one) instead of landfill.... well...maybe not...
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Postby duncan » Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:47 am

the wee dome reminds me of the cafe near the summit of Cairngorm - specially shaped to withstand lots of snow piling up on it.

the millenium dome, if they turned it over it would make a huge reflector dish:
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Postby red_kola » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:23 pm

One of two domed dustbins which were installed at the rear of Gray Street, Kelvingrove, 1975. The bins cost £4000 each, are made of glass fibre and measure 14ft by 25ft

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Postby glasgowken » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:28 pm

Amazing find 8O
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Postby little lane » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:12 pm

Wow, I've always wondered what they were!
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:20 pm

Its actually only recently i've seen it opened up with bins in it. So Im not sure itrs not just recently been adopted as a bin shed. I should really take a closer inspection.
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Postby crusty_bint » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:34 pm

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Nice find RK :)
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