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Building Site

Postby onyirtodd » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:40 pm

I took this last week and promptly forgot about it. Taken from top floor Newton House at Charing X.
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Re: Building Site

Postby lynnski » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:15 pm

I don't think I've ever noticed that angel before! So what's missing? I can't remember what was there, one of the casinos?
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Re: Building Site

Postby onyirtodd » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:22 pm

lynnski wrote:I don't think I've ever noticed that angel before! So what's missing? I can't remember what was there, one of the casinos?


The National Bank of Pakistan.
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Pretty, wasn't it?
The planning applications says 'nightclub'.
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Re: Building Site

Postby lynnski » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:44 pm

Ah, I remember now. Another nightclub eh? Woop de fucking doo. :x Coz Sauchiehall Street needs another one of those............. :evil:
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Re: Building Site

Postby onyirtodd » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:25 pm

lynnski wrote:I don't think I've ever noticed that angel before! So what's missing? I can't remember what was there, one of the casinos?

A slightly better view
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Re: Building Site

Postby lynnski » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:55 pm

Oh ta! This is a wee private conversation 'tween the two of us! ::): Seems no-one else cares! 8O
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Re: Building Site

Postby gap74 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:40 pm

The angel building has had a long and complex history, starting off as a humble single-storey structure, then being added to in the late 1890s, which was when the single-storey Renfrew St facade with the bust of Beethoven was added. This was presumably when it became a music shop.

It was then converted into a cinema, with further alterations, and about a hundred changes of names, before becoming a nightclub.

Listing entry here:

http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/porta ... BNUM=49921

Other info here:

http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasg ... graph.html

Interesting aerial shot that, shows the middle sections of Sauchiehall St and the curious depth of some of the buildings that go back to Renfrew St, either by original design or by annexation of other buildings.
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Re: Building Site

Postby mrsam » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:48 pm

lynnski wrote:Oh ta! This is a wee private conversation 'tween the two of us! ::): Seems no-one else cares! 8O


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Re: Building Site

Postby lynnski » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:04 pm

Aw ta mrsam :) Anybody been down that way recently? Is it still a building site or has a new building gone up?
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Re: Building Site

Postby onyirtodd » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:25 am

I pass quite ofetn but haven't seen the door to the site open for some time.
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Re: Building Site

Postby ibtg » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:10 pm

Those large older buildings between the tenements and the frontage on Sauchiehall Street - are they more remnants of the original villas that were on Sauchiehall Street (like the one which houses 'The Garage') ? -- and like those which form Albany Villas behind Charing Cross Mansions (on a seperate thread, I think).
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Re: Building Site

Postby Fossil » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:18 pm

ibtg wrote:Those large older buildings between the tenements and the frontage on Sauchiehall Street - are they more remnants of the original villas that were on Sauchiehall Street (like the one which houses 'The Garage') ? -- and like those which form Albany Villas behind Charing Cross Mansions (on a seperate thread, I think).


aye! there is a thread about them on HG - but as usual you'll need to search or someone else might have a quick link to it
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Re: Building Site

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:24 pm

"I before E, except after C" works in most cases but there are exceptions.
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Re: Building Site

Postby robertpool » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:43 am

letter from 1915
Albany Studios, Charing Cross

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Re: Building Site

Postby Mori » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:21 pm

Proposal for this gap site from GM+AD architects.

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