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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #2841
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Just a good scrub will help. I suppose on the bright side it offers an excellent and useful contrast between old 60s 'tower blocks' and modern 'residential towers'.
Yep. Preferably with dynamite
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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:26 AM   #2842
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Couple more from today too. My first time seeing the Heygate Estate as well. Stunning! Shame we can't save at least one of the long blocks, incredible structures. Anyone know of any lengthier buildings that exist in the UK?

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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #2843
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Couple more from today too. My first time seeing the Heygate Estate as well. Stunning! Shame we can't save at least one of the long blocks, incredible structures. Anyone know of any lengthier buildings that exist in the UK?
Theres this god awful turd of a building about 3 times as long as that in Portsmouth which runs alongside the M275.

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=sg1...76&lvl=2&sty=b
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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #2844
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Hmm they look like separate blocks just put together. Impressive structure though.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:58 AM   #2845
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They arent, all one building. One big long corridor inside etc. Its just angled to provide the best wind break possible for the rest of the city (apparantly). It's a piece of shit that Portsmouth could do without.

I do agree that is impressive however, the scale of the thing is quite something.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #2846
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From memory the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield is pretty massive.

Lets hope that the redevelopment in E&C dosn't stall now that Strata is nearly complete, the area is crying out for some more decent structures.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #2847
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If this area has any chance of redeveloping itself in to a decent location worthy of central London, then these estates have to go. I for one would rather sacrifice this 'stunning structure' so that the area can move on.
Personally having lived in the area I fail to see any architectual merit in these buildings, they are over bearing, grey, badly designed, poorly maintained, unloved, brutal buildings.

Great photo's by the way Darjole, especially the first one.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 01:06 PM   #2848
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Couple more from today too. My first time seeing the Heygate Estate as well. Stunning! Shame we can't save at least one of the long blocks, incredible structures. Anyone know of any lengthier buildings that exist in the UK?
As a single, continuous, unbroken block, I believe that the slabs of the nearby Aylesbury Estate are slightly lengthier:

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After the Heygate and Aylesbury regenerations there won't be any structures of similar proportions within the vicinity of Strata.
I personally think that most of the housing stock in close vicinity to Strata shouldn't be demolished and replaced. They aren't suffering from the design flaws and physical degradation that Heygate and Aylesbury are.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #2849
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Thank you DarJole, lovely pics underlining once again Strata's beauty, but PLEASE tell me that they plan to take down that horrendous brown building in the foreground(below)!!!
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Old February 18th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #2850
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They're going to refurbish it, as has been said a billion times.

It a wonderful block of flats and I'm glad they're retaining it, so as not to completely destroy Elephant and Castle's post war history.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #2851
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Thanks for the response and sorry for making you repeat it then, but I don't follow Strata's thread on a daily basis, I'm afraid you'll have to remind somebody else this information in the next few days, you'll see.Sometimes we get so excited that we don't take time to read more than the previous 2 pages, nobody's perfect.

Back on topic, that's good news if they refurbish it, it's more than necessary...
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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #2852
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So, what's happening with that block of flats next door, anyone know?
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Old February 18th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #2853
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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #2854
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Doesn't seem fair to blame someone from outside the country who doesn't regular the thread for repeating a question.

The up-close pictures are brilliant. They really show the quality of the cladding. I hope this one doesn't get dirty.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #2855
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Went past Strata on my way in on the train this morning and it looked like the central turbine was going in. Sorry no pics as I dont usually get the train and wasn't thinking about it.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #2856
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I have been trying to find some renders of the re-furbed '60s blck but can't find any. I hope they give it the same kind of cladding colour and style as the tower.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #2857
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They're going to refurbish it, as has been said a billion times.

It a wonderful block of flats and I'm glad they're retaining it, so as not to completely destroy Elephant and Castle's post war history.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #2858
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I have been trying to find some renders of the re-furbed '60s blck but can't find any. I hope they give it the same kind of cladding colour and style as the tower.
I really think that could be horrid, these three buildings all with the same striped black and white cladding!

It's like, you could wear a striped black and white shirt, but as soon as you wear black and white trousers as well you look ridiculous.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #2859
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Went past Strata on my way in on the train this morning and it looked like the central turbine was going in. Sorry no pics as I dont usually get the train and wasn't thinking about it.
I don't think so looking at the Aylesbury Regeneration webcam this morning.
This image is from 10:30 this morning.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 12:49 AM   #2860
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