Choose 3 buildings you'd like to introduce to a bulldozer!

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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:35 pm

Haven't been able to come up with anything yet on the artist and I'll be damned if I can remember where I was reading about the buildings previous incarnation! Dazza, do you know the name of the company who first occupied the building we know as the former Strathclyde Regional HQ?

One of these panels, a particularly abstract work I might add, was signed "SEWELL 64" - anyone any ideas?
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Postby scaryman2u » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:21 pm

crusty_bint wrote:Haven't been able to come up with anything yet on the artist and I'll be damned if I can remember where I was reading about the buildings previous incarnation! Dazza, do you know the name of the company who first occupied the building we know as the former Strathclyde Regional HQ?

One of these panels, a particularly abstract work I might add, was signed "SEWELL 64" - anyone any ideas?


It was the Royal Assurance Exchange buildings built in 1964 so that tallies with the artwork, i`m surprised dazza missed this as he`s normally in amongst it. It is one of very few interesting things in an otherwise hostile building.
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Postby Fossil » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:26 pm

how is it fitted to the wall?
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Postby scaryman2u » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:33 pm

No idea foss but when i get back on monday i will remove one of the panels upstairs to see the make-up of it :wink: ::):
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Postby Alex Glass » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:10 pm

Made contact with the relevent officer who has now got a couple of photos to examine to see if it is worth making a visit to get a better look.

As soon as I get any more information I will pass it on.
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Postby scaryman2u » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:37 pm

You have 5 weeks alex before the elements penetrate the building due to the removal of robot heid.. Kick some ass ::):
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Postby Alex Glass » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:45 pm

Thanks for that scary.

I will let them know they need to act quickly on assessing this.
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:46 pm

If it comes to it I can store them... transporting them is another matter tho :?
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Postby Fossil » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:55 pm

no worrys i can pick em up
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Postby Alex Glass » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:56 pm

If you can give me a couple of days to get something back from CLS. I don't think they should be removed until we know if it is possible for the Council to keep them. If they are to be retained they will need to be removed under the instructions from a Conservation Expert.
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:12 pm

That would (obviously) be preferable, so here's hoping :) I think the panels are simply screwed onto a batonned frame from thier sides so should'nt be too difficult (or expensive, if a conservation officer is involved) a job.

Perhaps the Elphinestone Group would be intersted in incorporating them into the new development as I know they have commissioned a bespoke piece for the public atrium/walkway?
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Postby scaryman2u » Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:04 pm

I would agree with that crusty, the Elphinstone group to my experience from the top down are very accomodating & you have to keep in mind these guys have a job & a 1/2 to erect this groundbreaking development 8O 40 story`s ::):
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Postby Ally Doll » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:34 pm

Ally Doll wrote:
Vladimir wrote:Will they get a move on with that! :evil:


I pass by there every morning, I'll keep you posted!


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Postby Vladimir » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:35 am

They seem to be able to destroy high flats quickly enough. But then, blowing up the M8 probably isnt advisable... ::):
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Postby sonofanger » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:40 am

I'm strangely fond of the the Shawlands Arcade even in its current state(nostalgia perhaps).

Don't much care for the Pollok Centre or the shopping centre in Springburn. Wouldn't want to knock 'em down if they weren't going to be replaced though :?
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