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

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Postby motman » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:24 pm

Anything on the Broomielaw built after 1970, except the bushes and trees
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Postby gordon » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:20 am

Especially the BDP one.

Hmm...three buildings....

1. The new Unity student residences on the High Street
2. The big stupid cube thing at the end of the architecture building at Strathclyde...think its called the Wolfson Centre? Pretty pointless anyway!
3. Bewleys Hotel....remember reading an interview with Gordon Murray, he said it was designed to 'provoke and inspire debate', either way its pretty gadge! (Probably shouldn't hammer it too hard, seeing as one of my tutors designed the thing)
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Postby Vladimir » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:37 pm

1. The Hilton Hotel. It looks like something in Las Vegas...
2. Princes Square Shopping Centre. It looks crap and tacky inside...
3. The Unite building in Cowcaddens. It makes people fearful in the area...
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Postby james73 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:43 pm

Flyingscot wrote:I notice the first post a long time ago stated the houses on the canal line. I am not aware of any major constraints to the Canal line despite the houses being built there.

I think there's some more housing impeding the formation slightly in the west
of Paisley, near the Fulbar Street overbridge. Foolish (deliberate?) decision making
nevertheless.



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Postby Flyingscot » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:02 pm

james73 wrote:
Flyingscot wrote:I notice the first post a long time ago stated the houses on the canal line. I am not aware of any major constraints to the Canal line despite the houses being built there.

I think there's some more housing impeding the formation slightly in the west
of Paisley, near the Fulbar Street overbridge. Foolish (deliberate?) decision making
nevertheless.



James H


I thik it would still be possible if they had the inititive or will to do it. IMHO a good option considering the capacity problems between PGS and GC- good diversion route
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Postby The Voyageur » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:31 pm

KonstantinL wrote:OK here's mine...
3) Former Strathclyde Regional Council Building, St Vincent Street. Since there's already a big chunk missing from the side knock it down already!


Speaking of which, they've started to put up scaffolding all around the site from Elmbank Street to the motorway just this morning.

Last chance for some piccies...
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Postby Pripyat » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:09 am

As part of Architecture Week, CABE is looking for
entries.

I've nominated the Boyd Orr :wink:

More.... http://www.cabe.org.uk/default.aspx?contentitemid=1326
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Postby Vladimir » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:15 am

The Hilton hotel, demolish it now. Its an eyesore ( it hurts my eyes) and its no longer suitable for human inhabitation. Hopefully it will be replaced, by 'plush' low rise semi and detat... Hold on, dont they do this to all the other tall buildings in Glasgow :roll:
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Postby Jupiter-Returns » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:59 pm

1. Woodside Community Centre.

2. The Mitchell Library.

3. Glasgow Central Station.
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Postby Ally Doll » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:09 pm

The Voyageur wrote:
KonstantinL wrote:OK here's mine...
3) Former Strathclyde Regional Council Building, St Vincent Street. Since there's already a big chunk missing from the side knock it down already!


Speaking of which, they've started to put up scaffolding all around the site from Elmbank Street to the motorway just this morning.

Last chance for some piccies...


Image

It's prettier this way!
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Postby Vladimir » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:13 pm

Will they get a move on with that! :evil:
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Postby Ally Doll » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:18 pm

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 glasgowken » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:53 pm

I'm betting there's a whole thread on it somewhere, but I can't find it. My current most hated building has to be that fucking new thing at the corner of Glasgow cross.
Is it a reject from some other site, it doesn't have any sympathy with the surrounding buildings at all. It's a bloody disgrace it was allowed to be built next to the Tollbooth :x
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Postby gordon » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:02 pm

What's even worse is that it was the Head of 4th Year at the Mac Architecture School that's responsible for it, apparently (well, his practice anyway).

All of the stuff being built on the Eastern side of high street is appalling. Hopefully this isnt a glimpse into the future when the College Lands plan comes on stream.
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Postby scaryman2u » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:12 pm

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



Hi vlad.
The demolition work on newton st cut-down between portcullis house & clive house ? has been on hold for 3 months now, some arguement about airspace, access, insurance, warrantys, noise etc, all legalities aside the demolition is pretty much on programme. I know it looks like there is nothing going on from the outside but it`s all preparation & the real stuff starts now ::):
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