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Old January 24th, 2016, 01:25 AM   #441
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Stallan-Brand in conjunction with M-Rad Architecture are behind this.
I knew they were both contributing to the LAGI project, I take it they've been commissioned to deliver the masterplan too?
http://www.landartgenerator.org/glasgow/index.html

After a wee bit of digging I've found this illustrative plan from this document dated November last year so should be reasonably up to date. Surprised that this has not been trumpeted or brandished by those developing the site. http://www.landartgenerator.org/glas...esentation.pdf

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This website is useless- not been updated for years...http://www.glasgowcanal.co.uk/regene...ts/port-dundas
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Old January 24th, 2016, 11:12 AM   #442
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Thanks Roddy. I'd really like more density but with clear wide boulevards allowing views from the centre right out.
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Old January 24th, 2016, 11:29 AM   #443
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Close the blocks!!!
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Old January 24th, 2016, 04:58 PM   #444
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Jewson Warehouse
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Walked past the Jewson warehouse on Craighall Road. Trying to work out if this is softstrip demolition, or something else?

Also, with regard to the image Roddy posted above, I can see the residents of Speirs Wharf welcoming what appears to be a link bridge to High Craighall Road with open arms...
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Old January 24th, 2016, 05:36 PM   #445
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this plan doesn't look so bad but YES - please! i am sick to death of this new urbanist is it public/is it private/am i allowed to be here shit. it creates estates of nervous pedestrians and curtain twitchers with huge maintenance fees and 101 on speed-dial...
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Old January 24th, 2016, 05:41 PM   #446
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Add to that complaint that you can't possibly frame a proper urban street without a continuous streetwall; it makes 4 storey tenenents at laurieston feel suburban
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zacly! but hey, feck thousands of years of accumulated knowledge and experience of urban living and space creation, who needs that when you have unusable strips of dog shit strewn grass and shrub. keepssumbdyinnajoabahspose...
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I knew they were both contributing to the LAGI project, I take it they've been commissioned to deliver the masterplan too?
http://www.landartgenerator.org/glasgow/index.html

After a wee bit of digging I've found this illustrative plan from this document dated November last year so should be reasonably up to date. Surprised that this has not been trumpeted or brandished by those developing the site. http://www.landartgenerator.org/glas...esentation.pdf

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This website is useless- not been updated for years...http://www.glasgowcanal.co.uk/regene...ts/port-dundas
November was when they had the sited visit. My images are completely different from the ones shown above, dense building towards the canal front, with industrial use behind them. Sorry no images.

It looks quite a solid design, not sure if it's realistic. Considering they can't even get student accommodation built up here.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:14 AM   #449
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Some kick ass views from up that hill...

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This view would have been so much better if it had been photographed from higher up. But that's one of the problems with Glasgow as things presently stand: one can never get up high enough in the place. For example, when I look out over the city from the observation room in the Lighthouse I sometimes find myself muttering through clenched teeth:



'Christ. For a few storeys more!'

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What Glasgow is sadly lacking is an impressively tall building, especially in its central district, something fifty storeys or more with a skydeck, restaurant and bar, all of which afford commanding views over the city centre and far beyond; somewhere you can contemplate Glasgow from a great height over a civilised refreshment - say, a Mata Hari with a rosebud in it; somewhere you can transform the city in your mind's eye to your heart's content, demolishing and rebuilding this or that part of it in between taking gentlemanly sips from your drink and, once this has been done, sit back and delight in the picture you have created in your head which, of course, will be infinitely superior to what was there before, infinitely superior to the unsatisfactory reality that existed prior to this magnificent mental feat, a feat for which no one will thank you, but what does it matter to you whether callous bastards thank you or not, for you are far up above them where you belong, a remote and contented being in whom noble impulses have gained complete ascendancy over base ones; somewhere that will give newcomers to the city a tremendous perspective on the Dear Green Place in a single visit; somewhere you can grab them by the hair, press their faces against the window and say: 'Ecce Glasgow. Look upon its insane beauty, you dogs, and tremble!'

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Old January 25th, 2016, 12:42 AM   #450
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My images are completely different from the ones shown above, dense building towards the canal front, with industrial use behind them. Sorry no images.
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This view would have been so much better if it had been photographed from higher up. But that's one of the problems with Glasgow as things presently stand: one can never get up high enough in the place. For example, when I look out over the city from the observation room in the Lighthouse I sometimes find myself muttering through clenched teeth:



'Christ. For a few storeys more!'

~o0o~

What Glasgow is sadly lacking is an impressively tall building, especially in its central district, something fifty storeys or more with a skydeck, restaurant and bar, all of which afford commanding views over the city centre and far beyond; somewhere you can contemplate Glasgow from a great height over a civilised refreshment - say, a Mata Hari with a rosebud in it; somewhere you can transform the city in your mind's eye to your heart's content, demolishing and rebuilding this or that part of it in between taking gentlemanly sips from your drink and, once this has been done, sit back and delight in the picture you have created in your head which, of course, will be infinitely superior to what was there before, infinitely superior to the unsatisfactory reality that existed prior to this magnificent mental feat, a feat for which no one will thank you, but what does it matter to you whether callous bastards thank you or not, for you are far up above them where you belong, a remote and contented being in whom noble impulses have gained complete ascendancy over base ones; somewhere that will give newcomers to the city a tremendous perspective on the Dear Green Place in a single visit; somewhere you can grab them by the hair, press their faces against the window and say: 'Ecce Glasgow. Look upon its insane beauty, you dogs, and tremble!'

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'One of these days you guys are going to get a real building.'
I've always thought a west facing vantage on the '17 acres' site would be the perfect spot for a view like that. Itd hardly have to be outlandishly tall, either....a restaurant on the 20th floor, skybar on the 21st - sorted
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Passed this earlier. Looks like they're recladding the walls and roof with sheet metal, but whether that's long-term or short-term, I could not say.

National Theatre HQ is going very slooooooooowly.
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I knew they were both contributing to the LAGI project, I take it they've been commissioned to deliver the masterplan too?
http://www.landartgenerator.org/glasgow/index.html

After a wee bit of digging I've found this illustrative plan from this document dated November last year so should be reasonably up to date. Surprised that this has not been trumpeted or brandished by those developing the site. http://www.landartgenerator.org/glas...esentation.pdf

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This website is useless- not been updated for years...http://www.glasgowcanal.co.uk/regene...ts/port-dundas
Don't know how significant it is, but demolition is under way on the old cooperage on Craighall Road, which is at the bottom left of the image above.

A bit of a cycle lane has also been painted onto the pavement at the lower end of Craighall Road, leading towards Dobbie's Loan.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 12:27 PM   #454
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Don't know how significant it is, but demolition is under way on the old cooperage on Craighall Road, which is at the bottom left of the image above.

A bit of a cycle lane has also been painted onto the pavement at the lower end of Craighall Road, leading towards Dobbie's Loan.
There had been some scaffold up on the old cooperage for several months. I suspect it was investigations as render was falling off. Looks to me as if they decided the building was not saveable. Don't know if it presages any redevelopment - yet.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 01:26 PM   #455
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2016040301
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The Rodney Street homeless unit nears completion.


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But progress on the new National Theatre HQ is slow.


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Demolition of the old cooperage in progress.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 02:45 PM   #456
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Ah, shite. I thought the cooperage might still be salvageable.
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If anyone is looking for a new hobby then british canals have signs up at maryhill locks looking for volunteer lock keepers...
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Since I posted about the National Theatre HQ last month, they've been cracking on. Ground floor slab almost complete, cladding going up on the roof and walls, pre-cast concrete staircases on-site.
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