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Old February 24th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #1
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Hilton Tower, Glasgow

Hilton Tower
Glasgow

Height: 70m
Floors: 20
Built: 1992

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Opened on St Andrew's Day 1992 by Lord Provost Robert Innes, the Hilton Glasgow has 319 bedrooms, three top floors of executive rooms, three restaurants, a large ballroom and extensive conference, business and leisure facilities. The narrowness of the Glasgow Hilton Hotel makes it look taller than it really is, at 70 metres, it is slightly smaller than the City Chambers in the City Centre.















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Old February 25th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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has some interesting art deco references 7/10
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Old February 26th, 2007, 10:32 AM   #3
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It's a bit of a beast, but a well-done one.

Especially like the side elevation

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Old February 26th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #4
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Well proportioned but there is something that is holding me back from getting the 8. 7/10
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Old February 26th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #5
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This is very impressive when you are near to it as it looks massive
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 12:54 AM   #6
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Buildings of Hilton are often similar. The one is pretty. I was almost in identical in Sweden. The one is massive and he looks neatly, and symmetrically. Nice colour of glass.

I am greeting.

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Old September 5th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #7
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6/10

Too dominant on its surroundings, if it was amongst more tall buildings it'd be fine, but at the moment it just looks like an overbearing pink granite monolith dominating the area.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #8
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Except its not pink

Anyways there are a few new developments coming in that area, which should see the beginning of a cluster.

The Art Deco influence makes this building a favourite of mine.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #9
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I've never thought of the Hilton as dominating. I can think of numerous examples of far more over-bearing buildings in Birmingham or Manchester for example.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #10
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Like Manchester's Hilton?
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #11
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I'm a big fan of Beetham. I'm just pointing out that to say it dominates the area isn't really true, if the Hilton dominates then applying the same logic dozens of buildings in other UK cities do too.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #12
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I too love Beetham, but it is dominating.

As for the Hilton (Glasgow), I'd say its design make it stand out from its surroundings.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #13
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I'm a big fan of Beetham. I'm just pointing out that to say it dominates the area isn't really true, if the Hilton dominates then applying the same logic dozens of buildings in other UK cities do too.
I can and probably would apply the same logic to many other buildings in the UK, the Manchester Beetham being one of them. Being dominating isn't necessarily a bad feature of a building though, it is just that this one is very much a monolith, it's too wide and flat.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #14
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Fair enough. I don't agree, I don't know how well you know Glasgow but it doesn't come across as monolithic in the area to me personally ( and of course depending on where you're viewing it from it can look sliver like ). If you think this is monolithic you'll hate what's getting built behind it

It's an ok building, doesn't merit an eight but it's not a six either, would get a fairly indifferent seven out of ten from me.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #15
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I wouldn't say its over bearing.

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Old September 5th, 2008, 08:15 PM   #16
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It's ok, reminds me of an office building in Coventry.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #17
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AXA Building, Coventry.

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On closer inspection, not quite the same .... but think the Coventry building is marginally better.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #18
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I quite like it, it's a nice little landmark to see when I walk into the city centre. And my dad stayed there the week it opened

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Old September 5th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #19
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On closer inspection, not quite the same .... but think the Coventry building is marginally better.
Excuse me for small OT.

Whether windows in this building are of golden colour? Are they transparent? You know something about it? Wonderfully it is looking out. I am greeting.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #20
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That building could use some love though.

The Hilton hasn't aged a bit imo, 16 years old too.
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