Statues To Be Removed From George Square

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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby Monument » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:02 pm

MacotheIsles wrote:A square is an awfy two-dimensional thing anyway. This one - even in its latest artistic incarnation - looks like a stark stage upon which the red-eye of the looming Barad-dur glares in disapproval. What about having it rise in a shallow hill towards the middle. A wee gentle slope or two, gently wending its way above the grind of traffic and separated vertically somewhat from the dreichness.


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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby MacotheIsles » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:55 pm

Aye - something with a wee bit more joy-de-vivvery about it than current incarnation-to-be. I was thinking along the lines of Tolkien's Valinor.
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby Monument » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:09 am

I always assumed Tellytubby land was based on the Shire.
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby Josef » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:27 pm

Monument wrote:I always assumed Tellytubby land was based on the Shire.


I've always found that people from any particular shire always refer to theirs as The Shire.
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby banjo » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:52 am

not at all josef.bankies will never fall into that category.west dunbartonshire,pah.
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby MacotheIsles » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:06 pm

Monument wrote:I always assumed Tellytubby land was based on the Shire.


You may very well be right. I can see the similarity.

As an aside I may say that I always felt there was something demonic about the TTs; the hollow emptiness of true evil. The kind of thing you see in possessed dolls or sentient ventriloquist dummies (cf Dead of Night and Magic), or carved ebony voodoo masks from the darker rituals of the Caribbean.

Anwyay - part of the problem with George Square is its very squareness (albeit in a rectangular fashion). Squares are not organic enough for the 21st century.
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby pingu » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:38 pm

wow, this threads went a bit pear shaped

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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby old jock » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:07 pm

See Matheson is being investigated over this fiasco
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby The Egg Man » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:50 am

old jock wrote:See Matheson is being investigated over this fiasco



THE police investigation into allegations of mis-conduct by the Labour leader of Glasgow City Council during the £100,000 contest to redesign George Square has been dropped.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home ... d.21311760
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby Celyn » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:45 am

Oh dear. Is that man made of Teflon or what? :(
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:56 am

The Authorised Version.

George Square Redevelopment, Phase 1 - Ward 10

The objectives of this scheme are as follows;
· The re-introduction of grass beds to the west side of the square, flush with the existing surface.
· Laying of a grey epoxy resin footway surface treatment over the existing red surface.
· Cleaning of the existing statues, monuments and artefacts within the square.

A contract has been awarded to RJ McLeod to carry out the works on site. It is anticipated that work will commence on Monday 22 July 2013 with completion within 9 weeks.
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby DavidMcD316 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:38 am

just back from scooting about town in my van for work - honestly - what numpty decided to block off the square in the middle of summer?
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:10 pm

I believe there's an element of weather loading built in to outdoor construction contracts, based on the time of the year etc.

Doing it in July might be inconvenient but it's probably cheaper than at other times of the year and the Square has to be 100% guaranteed open again for Remembrance Day.
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Re: Statues To Be Removed From George Square

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:32 pm

The Egg Man wrote:
old jock wrote:See Matheson is being investigated over this fiasco



THE police investigation into allegations of mis-conduct by the Labour leader of Glasgow City Council during the £100,000 contest to redesign George Square has been dropped.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home ... d.21311760


And cleared again.

"In April, Neil Baxter, secretary of the Royal Incorporation Of Architects In Scotland, reported Mr Matheson to the country's ethics watchdog over his handling of the design competition, which was for a £15 million revamp of the civic area.

The leader was accused of misconduct, interfering in a legally binding procurement process, attempted staff coercion and trying to steer the contest in favour of his preferred design.

However, Standards Commissioner Stuart Allan has now cleared him on all counts.

His report states: "Councillor Matheson did not engage inappropriately in the management of the competition to select the design for the redevelopment of George Square and did not act unfairly in applying his own judgement to the selection process.

"The council - and the council alone - were responsible for approving a design and deciding whether to proceed with construction. The council was not bound to go ahead with the designs submitted to the competition.

"The project, after all, attracted diverse views from the citizens of Glasgow and the total cost at an estimated £15m was a major consideration."

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/math ... n.22272344
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