View Full Version : Buildings with potential... ruined
April 23rd, 2007, 11:31 PM
This thread is for buildings that you thought had some potential, only for some fool to go and ruin it by way of shoddy redevelopment, fire or other means.
I'll kick things off with the St Georges Tower in Leicester. A tall building next to the train station which I always thought could be recladded into something modern.
Here's the before:
And here's what they've done to it :no:
Can you do any better, or worse as the case may be :nuts:
April 23rd, 2007, 11:44 PM
lol, looks like it's made out of duplo. i dont necessarily think it looks all that bad tho
April 23rd, 2007, 11:46 PM
oh, what a flattering shade of blue that is, so regal and classy - and the modern art in the windows (graffiti) adds that little something extra
April 23rd, 2007, 11:51 PM
Are you sure that's actually how it's going to be when it's finished, and that isn't merely protective coating for what's underneath? I've seen that done before.
April 23rd, 2007, 11:52 PM
In fact, it might be just primer ... mightn't it?
April 23rd, 2007, 11:58 PM
I hope its just primer or something else temporary because it looks a lot worse in the flesh than it does in the pic
April 24th, 2007, 12:39 AM
It could be better, but it's certainly an improvement on the first photograph. By the looks of things the less greyness in that area the better.
April 24th, 2007, 01:20 AM
Not ruined, but the Willis building would be alot better if it didn't have the black top.
April 24th, 2007, 01:29 AM
Leicester is beyond help at this point I'm afraid :(
April 24th, 2007, 02:41 AM
They should consider painting each floor a different colour and call it the Rainbow Tower - and then stick effigies of Zippy, George, Bungle and Geoffrey on the top......
Maybe this calls for another timely bit of Photoshopping...... ;)
April 24th, 2007, 02:43 AM
Wow that's fucking awful. Demolish that fucking thing!
April 24th, 2007, 06:00 PM
That reminds me so much of the CIS Tower, but whilst CIS was improved, this was... well... ruined.