More of Glasgow falls down

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More of Glasgow falls down

Postby Schiehallion » Sat May 19, 2007 10:42 pm

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Postby scallopboy » Sat May 19, 2007 11:00 pm

I passed it today and the stone is still there where it fell and it looks like nothing is going to get done until next week. Maybe the place will be torched by Monday.
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Postby dazza » Sat May 19, 2007 11:11 pm

Probably best just to bulldoze the lot. Just in case.
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Postby scallopboy » Sat May 19, 2007 11:16 pm

dazzababes wrote:Probably best just to bulldoze the lot. Just in case.


Aye and get up some of those landmark development luxury apartments asap.
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Postby McShad » Sat May 19, 2007 11:18 pm

I'm surprised it hasnt happened to that unusual building 200 yards east on the other side of the road... its in a very poor state with metal straps and supports all over it. Only thing in it is a general grocer which doesnt dare open its window shutters!
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Postby scallopboy » Sat May 19, 2007 11:20 pm

McShad wrote:I'm surprised it hasnt happened to that unusual building 200 yards east on the other side of the road... its in a very poor state with metal straps and supports all over it. Only thing in it is a general grocer which doesnt dare open its window shutters!
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Aye the closed shutter is integral to the structural integrity of the building. As is the 200 tonnes of pigeon shit that must be up there cementing it all together.
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Postby pwm437 » Sun May 20, 2007 1:57 pm

McShad wrote:I'm surprised it hasnt happened to that unusual building 200 yards east on the other side of the road... its in a very poor state with metal straps and supports all over it. Only thing in it is a general grocer which doesnt dare open its window shutters!
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Yes : Napier House, built in 1899 to a design by W J Anderson as a model lodging house, later became premises of Arbuckle's, cork manufacturers.

Really nice building, but as you say, fallen into disrepair.
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Mon May 21, 2007 11:04 am

Jings! I went to look at a flat there back in the late 80's I think, maybe early 90's. The building had been done up a bit by a developer.
That must be a real choker for the residents eh?
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Postby mr moto » Mon May 21, 2007 12:35 pm

went along for a look this morning. there must be at least a couple of tons of rubble there . it,s just sheer luck that no one happened to be walking along under it as it came crashing down 8O
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Postby scallopboy » Mon May 21, 2007 12:44 pm

I notice the Lloyds TSB sign is also on the ground. I wonder if it was over enthusiastic drilling to put it up that weakened the structure or maybe it's just a coincidence.
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Postby mr moto » Mon May 21, 2007 1:01 pm

scallopboy wrote:I notice the Lloyds TSB sign is also on the ground. I wonder if it was over enthusiastic drilling to put it up that weakened the structure or maybe it's just a coincidence.

it look,s like the stone work just sheared off, but as to what caused it i dont know . and i dont think much of this ,,,repair, ? work .
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Postby Bingo Bango » Mon May 21, 2007 3:13 pm

a temporary prop to stabilise the lintol.
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon May 21, 2007 3:29 pm

Its a clean sheer with none of the surrounding stonework seemingly too adversely affected, so looks like it might be an existing fault in the collapsed balcony floor, whether that was a natural flaw in the stone, fault in the construction or just lack of maintenance I couldn't say, and exacerbated by Glasgow Syndrome i.e. plant and water penetration. There has probably been water pooling on it for some years and last few baltic mornings will have been the proverbial straw.

(all the from one picture eh :wink: ::): )
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Postby McShad » Mon May 21, 2007 4:49 pm

maybe it just got bored...
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Postby Gazzathecoigne » Tue May 22, 2007 4:43 pm

Another article on it....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6677527.stm

Seems we could be in for alot more of the same?
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