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Old May 16th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #2141
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I found a good photographer on Flickr called Red Rooster 82
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51746218@N03/

Aylesbury estate, South London

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This looks big in the photo, looks even bigger in real life

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These walkways look better in real life, but the ground floor area underneath are dark & institutional looking, so it's no surprise that they are used by the NHS for some kind of hospital unit.

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And also the 25 storey Maydew House in Rotherhithe, with tenants likely to be regenecided so the private sector can deal with asbestos removal (and sold off to the rich like what happened in the nearby pepys estate)

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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #2142
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Dee Road Estate READING

I took some pictures of the Dee Road Estate in Reading.









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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:13 PM   #2143
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Discovered a couple of new ones i didnt know about in Fife, Buckhaven to be precise - taking my son there to play football the morning and hope for a couple of real snaps but in the meantime some from google.....
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:22 PM   #2144
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Old June 11th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #2145
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It'll be this image you want sir.

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Old June 14th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #2146
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The Felling area of Gateshead, late '70's. I think these may have been demolished since then



And someone on Flickr called SpaceLightOrder ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacelightorder/ ) has pulled off the impossible by not only taking photos of nearly every modernist building in Scotland, but managing to have the sun shining in almost every picture.

This is one of their photos of Aberdeen's Skene Street
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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #2147
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The Felling area of Gateshead, late '70's. I think these may have been demolished since then
That's a great photo. I've not seen it before. It threw me for a bit, as those blocks in the foreground are a similar design to a couple of blocks which are still standing at the moment on the corner of Crowhall Lane and Coldwell Street. There's even confusion here, as the first few photos show that estate, and the last one shows a similar view to the photo above, which isn't that estate.

The ones still standing are two of six seven-storey L-shaped blocks which were completed alongside a sixteen-storey point block, shown here, and referred to in The Bible (page 357) as Crowhall Lane RD, TWA (Larsen-Nielsen). The other four were demolished at some point, along with the car park, shown here

What the photo above shows is the Nursery Farm Estate. There were four seventeen-storey Skarne blocks (as seen in the background of that photo) and two later Larsen-Nielsen blocks to a similar design to "Crowhall Lane RD". All of Nursery Farm was demolished in the 1980s. If you're looking at Streetview, I'm presuming this photo was taken looking up Balmoral Drive, from Split Crow Road.

Phew!
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Old June 16th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #2148
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Few photographs shout "concrete jungle" as loudly as those Gateshead ones. Something about them really makes the area stand out. If they were still there now you would probably see two dozen cars parked outside and hundreds of sattelite dishes. I took the photo from a pamphlet in a library by the charity shelter. The child in the pram is disabled, and the mother was complaining about getting up to the 7th floor when the lift was broke.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 10:23 AM   #2149
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Few photographs shout "concrete jungle" as loudly as those Gateshead ones. Something about them really makes the area stand out. If they were still there now you would probably see two dozen cars parked outside and hundreds of sattelite dishes. I took the photo from a pamphlet in a library by the charity shelter. The child in the pram is disabled, and the mother was complaining about getting up to the 7th floor when the lift was broke.
Good stuff. As you say real concrete jungle.

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Old June 17th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #2150
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Seeming as we're in Gateshead, has everyone heard of the Dunston Rocket. Decanted and supposed to be knocked down at some stage



Tallest tower block in the north

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Old June 19th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #2151
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Some good old QE shots of the Gorbals at this site

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/ftopic1748-0-asc-130.php
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Old June 19th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #2152
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some livery, huh?

just to the left of it, Anniesland Court

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Old June 24th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #2153
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Hutch E and Queen Elizabeth Square, Gorbals in this brill doc from 1982 - much respect to Alex Glass for posting at the Future Glasgow FB page.



http://www.facebook.com/pages/Future...368010?sk=wall

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Old June 24th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #2154
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Ineylon - those are the ones and almost identical, except height, to the Iona Court Flats in Govan my Granny lived up.

Just looked and they are the smae design, but iona Court 19 floors the Buckhaven ones are only 11. Buckhaven flast look like theyve had a face lift but defo same design.

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Old July 2nd, 2011, 08:30 PM   #2155
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Ineylon - those are the ones and almost identical, except height, to the Iona Court Flats in Govan my Granny lived up.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 08:32 PM   #2156
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 08:41 PM   #2157
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A shot of the three Iona Court blocks, bit small image I know but you can also see one of the now demolished Broomloan Court bocks in the background.

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The Felling area of Gateshead, late '70's. I think these may have been demolished since then



And someone on Flickr called SpaceLightOrder ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacelightorder/ ) has pulled off the impossible by not only taking photos of nearly every modernist building in Scotland, but managing to have the sun shining in almost every picture.

This is one of their photos of Aberdeen's Skene Street
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Aberdeen has a multitude of blocks and some are really impressive.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #2159
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hardly urban deprivation but here's a pair in guildford, surrey. suprised they built them at this location. viewed down the historic high street
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Old July 15th, 2011, 03:02 AM   #2160
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They look pleasant. I don't think I've ever seen them before.
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