Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Lawman » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:01 am

I was going to say, it's a testament to the structures to have been standing fully built with all the related internal and external loads, then stand so long weakened and fully exposed.

A good decision to add strengthening pieces if that has happened :)
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Socceroo » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:21 am

Lawman wrote:I was going to say, it's a testament to the structures to have been standing fully built with all the related internal and external loads, then stand so long weakened and fully exposed.

A good decision to add strengthening pieces if that has happened :)


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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Lawman » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:32 am

I can't imagine it would have been cheap ::):
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:07 pm

Lucky Poet wrote: PS Can everybody stop calling things 'iconic' now? We are not the Eastern Orthodox Church.


Ach, even the late residents had some ideas about that :-) ...

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:16 am

Eastern Star more like.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:40 am

On a related note, I noticed the demolition of Bluevale/Whitevale has started in earnest. The northern tower now has red scaffolding (or some sort of protective fence) on the roof - I could only see from the city centre (anyone got better pix??)

It's going to be as suspected, the same process they used on the old Daily Record building on Anderston Quay or Tayside House in Dundee - an "inside-out" nibble down. Which is going to take ages!
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:15 pm

RA - looks like that with a twist:

"This will allow contractors to remove walls and floors piece by piece. Once work on each floor is complete, the platform descends down the building until it reaches ground level."

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:21 pm

Red scaffolding from a month or so back...

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:23 pm

You have to wonder what the cost difference is between doing it this way, and ye old fashioned method: i.e blowing it down with explosives. It's more dissassembly rather than demolition.

But I suspect it's costing GHA a pretty penny...! :(
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:34 pm

Apparently this method is cheaper than erecting scaffolding for a demolition of this type ( © Mandy Rice-Davis ). A link to a Topdownway video explaining the ins and outs of the system ( found via a more urban site ) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgmTYQFhC28
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Lawman » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:51 am

It's not very dramatic, but it sure is a pretty novel way of demolishing a building :D
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:57 am

Chris Leslie's Glasgow Renaissance Project gets a mention in the Guardian:

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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby biggaryoung » Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:38 pm

Does anyone have any update on Red Road, Norfolk Court or Tarfside Oval demolitions. Tarfside especially is moving rather fast two blocks look done.

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Re: Not quite a Tower Block Demolition - Rolling Updates!

Postby The Egg Man » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:33 pm

Safedem have moved on-site of their latest job, sealing off a 10 storey slab block on Glasgow’s St Vincent Street between Elderslie St and Elliot St in readiness for its demolition.

The fourth phase of the ongoing regeneration of the Anderston Estate, led by Sanctuary Scotland, the project will see the historic street pattern reinstated and hundreds of new flats built in line with a master plan prepared by Mast Architects, better integrating the area with the surrounding city.

It follows the delivery of 109 new apartments and maisonettes designed by Cooper Cromar architects, clad in buff brick and rising to no more than six storeys.
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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Postby RapidAssistant » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:41 am

I read somewhere that the remaining occupied Red Road tower (33 Petershill Drive) is now empty...so I presume that means they will start stripping the asbestos out from it soon, if it hasn't already started. The blocks they've already done will come down in the summer apparently. Remains to be seen if they will wait until 33 Petershill is also stripped and then they will bring down all six in a wunner.

The first of the Gallowgate Twins is now almost down to the ground, I suspect they will be starting on the other pretty soon.
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