Tunnel under Bothwell St???

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Re: The Tunnel

Postby james73 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:10 pm

tip2tail wrote:There is DEFFINATLY - 100% - a tunnel under dial house.

Can't say how I know for fear of repremand - but I know! The tunnel actually runs from there to the junction of Cathedral Street + North Hannover Street.

The small building next to the Buchanan Galleries carpaprk - on the corner - used to be only Iron Cladding. However BT were asked by the city council to try and make it blend with the rest of the Galleries building.

That little building there is actually only a lift saft - housing a vehicle caipable lift down to the tunnel. Down there BT (apperently) have modified corporate glf cats to drive up and down in. FUN!

I don't know if it goes any furthere than Dial Houe - the Lift Shaft but I do know it is there!

Mark


Am I reading this thread right? You're saying theres a tunnel from the
corner of Cathedral St and North Hanover St all the way to Bothwell St? :?

Presumably it passes beneath the Queen St Low Level lines and the subway?



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The BT Tunnel!

Postby tip2tail » Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:25 pm

In short - Aye!

Some tunnel eh?

Thats one the reasons why there is the lift shaft. If anyone is around the corner of North Hannover Street and Cathedral Street in the next few days you can look into the building because not a day goes by without the roller shutters being up at some time just now. Then you will see the lift. :D

As for the Renfrew Street building between the Pavilion and the Savoy Centre - it is a BT building too. It main function is just a standard exchange - however - it does perform one other main function - i dont know what that is though!

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Postby Reverend Scapegoat » Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:34 pm

"glf cats"?

What, there's genetically engineered life forms down there, mutated from feline stock?!

And they can DRIVE?!

*Phear*

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Oh Come on! [;)]

Postby tip2tail » Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:37 pm

Reverend Scapegoat wrote:"glf cats"?

What, there's genetically engineered life forms down there, mutated from feline stock?!

And they can DRIVE?!

*Phear*

;)


It was 12:49 am you know! I was like the living dead!

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Postby Reverend Scapegoat » Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:45 pm

Aww! So they don't exist?
Damn :'( I wanted to touch their fuzzy little GELF ears...
*Ahem* so yeah...

Think I might have a wander by this tunnel at some point this week.
I wonder if I can use my "Looking to lease a site for Airsoft" to get some photos of places that others might not be able to access? Money talks, they say!
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Re: The BT Tunnel!

Postby james73 » Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:47 pm

tip2tail wrote:In short - Aye!

Some tunnel eh?

Thats one the reasons why there is the lift shaft. If anyone is around the corner of North Hannover Street and Cathedral Street in the next few days you can look into the building because not a day goes by without the roller shutters being up at some time just now. Then you will see the lift. :D


Yes, I have seen inside many times - it's often open in the mornings. I also
recall it before it was incorporated into that eyesore of a shopping centre
when it was just a corrugated structure.



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Postby tip2tail » Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:30 am

Hey,

Just thought i'd let everyone know that I walked past the North Hannover Street/Cathedral Street building again about an hour ago and guess what!!! Its OPEN again!

If you can and are interested go have a look - then you will see the lift! hehehehe :D

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Air vent

Postby ping » Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:45 pm

Check out the air vent cunningly disguised as a telephone exchange box next to it as well. Its just a wee one and its painted blue.
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Postby tip2tail » Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:28 pm

Hey - I'll see if i can take some photos tomorrow for you all!

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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:02 pm

Arial view of Dial House and vicinity
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Postby JayKay » Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:39 pm

crusty_bint wrote:Arial view of Dial House and vicinity can be viewed here

http://uk.msnusers.com/glasgowstuff/shoebox.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=1


Nice pic. The footbridge over the M8 that ends mid-air is particularly striking!
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Re: The Tunnel

Postby Fossil » Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:38 pm

tip2tail wrote:There is DEFFINATLY - 100% - a tunnel under dial house.

Can't say how I know for fear of repremand - but I know! The tunnel actually runs from there to the junction of Cathedral Street + North Hannover Street.
Mark


There is a tunnel from dial house to the said location. It goes under the Brit oil/Abby nat building (The big one beside the Hilton) turns and heads down to the location mentioned in the quote. I’ve been told it has nothing to do with Cold war activity (BOO HOO) it was the exchange for all of the west of Scotland, and had switching gear below to turn it all off.
Think copper cabling “yesterday” and today’s fibre optic I’ve been told.

I'll find out about the sav/pavil building
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Photos

Postby tip2tail » Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:46 am

Hey all,

Here are the photos that I said I would take. They are as close as I could get just now and engineers are all over it just now.

And for once - typically the day I want to take pics - the main door wasnt open :( but you can see the Air Vent in the photos and I will try again later today because I'm only round the corner from it just now.

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Postby DickyHart » Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:35 pm

Hi folks, Im a newbie here.
First post.
I know the building well, I always wondered what it was, iv'e seen it open a couple of times, with men in overalls lingering inside, i thought it was a waorkspace or something, but always thought it was a stupid place to put one.

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Van parked outside

Postby gordonjcp » Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:51 am

AMEC van - significant?
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