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View Poll Results: Would you support the demolition of Guys Hospital?
Yes! – demolish it completely, it’s a hideous and oppressive building. 307 42.17%
No – but I’d support a renovation, or some kind of reclad/reworking of the structure. 336 46.15%
No – it’s an important and historic piece of architecture and should be left alone. 65 8.93%
Not sure. 20 2.75%
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #1021
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'Aluminium panels' sounds less offensive then 'bright blue, age enhancing' panels (which to me is more truthful). Lets hope they've decided to scrap the blue idea rather then just making the new renovations sound appealing to local residents...
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Old November 26th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #1022
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They did a small sample section and it's more a dark grey them blue.

Two more photos (through dirty glass!) showing the new overlay window frames and vents going in.



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Old December 5th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #1023
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Old December 5th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #1024
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Bloody hell, that is a gigantic leap of an improvement in itself.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #1025
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They've still got to put the 'copper effect' panels around the new windows yet, should look very smart.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #1026
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Will they remove the old inner windows once the new ones are weathertight?
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Old December 5th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #1027
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Still looks horrible. Can't they just paint all the concrete white for a fraction of the cost?
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Old December 5th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #1028
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Still looks horrible. Can't they just paint all the concrete white for a fraction of the cost?
Completely missing the point there really!
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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #1029
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Old December 6th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #1030
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Completely missing the point there really!
What point is that?
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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #1031
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the buildingg needs to be repaired and made more energy Efficient. the building reclad is base more on making it a safer building, rather than better to look at
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Old December 6th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #1032
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What point is that?
That this project isn't designed to make the building look nicer to the likes of us.
It is to
a) Prevent further deterioration of the concrete, which is presenting a hazard to people, by falling off the building.
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b) To improved the energy efficiency of the building.

Painting the concrete white does neither of those things. Indeed, paint requires more future maintenance than just a quick and cheap sandblast does.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #1033
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Wow, white Guy's Tower looks way better. Well done! I liked it. Even though it'd never been coloured like this.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #1034
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Painting Guy's Tower white makes it look like a hospital.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #1035
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Painting Guy's Tower white makes it look like a hospital.
So...I'm sure if we painted you white, you'd look like a big mint.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #1036
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Taken from the 28th floor.





Looks like good quality glazing, nice and flat.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #1037
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Stick out a bit though, will this be adjusted to make them blend in more?
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Old December 14th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #1038
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Stick out a bit though, will this be adjusted to make them blend in more?
They will be framed to make them flush, you can just about see this (the panels still have a protective covers on) on the floor below.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #1039
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The top two rows of windows are nearing completion on the east side. From a distance it certainly looks a lot neater and more uniform. The lighter coloured frame under the windows really helps to soften the appearance.

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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #1040
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this building is a mess no restoration is going to fix that.
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