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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:01 pm
by RapidAssistant
I always thought that 40 Rosemount Street was too dangerously close to the motorway for them to risk a blowdown and it would get nibbled.....but apparently not. Unless they are going to do a quick closure of the M8 or something which I can't see the police allowing.

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:52 pm
by cumbo
The Police closed M8 for the Red Road fiasco.It was just 2 police cars and outriders doing a slow down
from about a mile in each direction. Dependant on weather I would think the dust cloud would be the
main problem.

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:41 am
by RapidAssistant
cumbo wrote:The Police closed M8 for the Red Road fiasco.It was just 2 police cars and outriders doing a slow down
from about a mile in each direction. Dependant on weather I would think the dust cloud would be the
main problem.


I've often wondered how and who makes the call over what method is chosen, either explosives, nibble down or a deconstruction. I guess each method has its pros and cons in terms of cost and the risk of collateral damage to neighboring structures.

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:31 am
by Vinegar Tom
99 Prospecthill Circus is now being demolished by long reach machine; this one is being tackled from the front face unlike Sighthill where they are munching from the side. 111 Prospecthill is still being stripped out.

ImageProspecthill Circus Demolition 6 by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

ImageProspecthill Circus Demolition 2 by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

ImageProspecthill Circus Demolition 8 by Vinegar Tom, on Flickr

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:24 pm
by Boxer6
Passed Sighthill today; only 3 or 4 storeys to go, won't be long now til it's all gone methinks.

Didn't have time to stop and get any pics, sadly.

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:39 pm
by BTJustice

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:00 am
by Sharon
Last men standing – the people who live in almost empty demolition-targeted Glasgow tower blocks
By Darren Hercher, Director / Producer

The very first time I visited Sighthill in Glasgow was about a decade ago. The estate had just began a long regeneration project, which involved demolishing all the blocks and eventually rebuilding the community.....


Interviews with some of the last residents - its on BBC2 tonight (10th Jan).


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/article ... wer-blocks

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:15 pm
by RapidAssistant
Been a while since we last revisited this thread - any more blocks that people know of that are about to come down?

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:08 pm
by Vinegar Tom
From what I have heard from GHA / Wheatley, the current demolition programme is complete. The blocks at Sighthill and Toryglen were the last planned demolitions for now.

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:17 am
by nirmitpatel
Great Information. :)

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:37 am
by RapidAssistant
I read somewhere that they had been talking about taking down the three Cranhill blocks (Longstone Place - you know by the motorway) - by 2020.

Can anyone substantiate this?

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 10:23 pm
by Vinegar Tom
Not heard anything yet, I usually hear through work, but it is not foolproof.