Demolition at Templeton's

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Postby Socceroo » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:04 pm

"trudger" - Where the fuck are they going to find enough lego to build that thing?


It is not built with lego you philistine!
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Postby Socceroo » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:06 pm

mooshimooshisan wrote:It looks bloody horrific. Can't believe they thought this was a good idea. :(

I happen to think it looks quite good, the size of it fits in well with the Boswell Building next door. Have you been past the site recently?
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Postby Socceroo » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:08 am

Apollo wrote:It could be a lot worse :roll:

Losing a storey or two, to make the original building dominant would have helped too.

I'm guessing they've tried to echo some of the original colours, but what on earth are they thinking of with the lime green or whatever it is?

The colour's naff, and the structure it's on doesn't even nod towards any styling of the early or later parts of the original.

"Doesn't even nod towards any styling of the early or later parts of the original! You are forgetting the Concrete Pill Box that was there previously! Wake up."
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Postby mooshimooshisan » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:01 pm

I was up there for a look on Sunday night and I personally just can't see that it will look right next to it.
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Postby Socceroo » Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:43 pm

VERDE APARTMENT BUILDING GOING UP IN LATE JUNE 2005

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Postby Socceroo » Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:29 pm

VERDE BUILDING ADJACENT TO BOSWELL BUILDING - MID JULY 2005 - TEMPLETON BUSINESS CENTRE

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Postby Socceroo » Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:53 pm

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VIEW FROM SOUTH OF GLASGOW LOOKING NORTH - EAST OVER OLD BRITISH ALCAN FACTORY IN POLMADIE TOWARDS TEMPLETON BUSINESS CENTRE AND NEW VERDE BUILDING
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Postby rdt2 » Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:03 pm

viceroy wrote:By the way, Templeton's had recently bought a computer which was shown to me just after I joined. It had a large office all to itself and was attended by a couple of guys in white coats who were referred to in terms of hushed reverence.


My father was a mech fitter and shop steward in the Crownpoint Rd factory. Since the new computer would be running the payroll, there was a union-management meeting to discuss the implications:

'About this new confuser...', says faither.

'Naw, Davie, it's a COM-PU-TER.'

'You call it whit you like...'.

When Crownpoint Rd closed down, manufacturing was moved to the Dixon's Blazes site.
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Postby Socceroo » Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:27 pm

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REAR OF VERDE BUILDING FACING INTO TEMPLETON BUSINESS CENTRE COURTYARD


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VERDE BUILDING LOOKING WEST DOWN GREENHEAD STREET ALONG "THE GREEN"

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VERDE BUILDING FROM "THE GREEN"
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Postby Socceroo » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:04 pm

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VERDE BUILDING FROM TEMPLETON STREET EARLY NOV 2005

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VERDE BUILDING FROM THE GREEN EARLY NOV 2005

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Postby viceroy » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:36 pm

I saw it a few weeks ago, straight-on as I was walking across the Green and I didn't think it looked all that out of place in relation to the Boswell building. But I daresay it will stick out like a sore thumb once all the coloured panels have been put on, as displayed earlier in this thread. At least the Leiper facade is round at the side and so won't be visually affected.
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Postby Socceroo » Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:02 pm

viceroy wrote:........I didn't think it looked all that out of place in relation to the Boswell building. But I daresay it will stick out like a sore thumb once all the coloured panels have been put on, as displayed earlier in this thread.


The Computer generated image is not that accurate in terms of colours.

The colours will actually be Terracotta Tiles, Charcoal Grey Granite and Cream Panels. The dead panels on the windows can already been seen and are actually are off white instead of blue.

I actually think its starting to look okay, i had my doubts. It is a big building, its the kind of building you need to stand back from a bit.

Saying that i think Architects are like sheep these days, remember a few years ago after "Homes for the Future", just about every new housing development was getting the White Powerwall Render, Cedar Lining Boards (unvarnished of course), Glass Bricks and Zinc Roofs treatments.

The trend these days are for those Terracotta clip on tiles. Think Jury's Hotel on Clyde Street and you'll get the picture.
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Postby Socceroo » Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:06 pm

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GABLE OF VERDE BUILDING FROM TEMPLETON STREET EARLY NOV 2005
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Postby Socceroo » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:50 pm

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FOUNTAIN OPPOSITE VERDE BUILDING IN TEMPLETON STREET

In fairness to Glasgow City Council, sometimes they get it right. I wonder when they will take down the Ready Fence panels that have been around the fountain for the last year or so.

Anybody know where this fountain was sited before? I seem to remember seeing it before when it would have been covered in thick gloss paint somewhere.
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Postby viceroy » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:28 am

Have a look here


This tells you all about this fountain although the information obviously dates back to before it was restored. It does seem however that it has been there since it was erected and hasn't come from somewhere else.
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