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Old February 26th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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Sarajevo tower blocks

My flatmate stumbled across these when researching a planned trip to Eastern Europe...



Although they are currently being "done up", they do bare a startling resemblance to Dennistoun's finest:




Ouch.

[I wouldn't have started a new thread about this but I couldn't find the thread with these Dennistoun towers in it]
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Old February 28th, 2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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Eeep indeed. They must have looked our way for inspiration....
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Old February 28th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #3
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The Eastern European connection between Glasgow and the former Warsaw Pact countries is a wee bit more real than you might think with regards to Concrete Tower Blocks.

When i started working in the industry in the early eighties, i recall quite a few of the Shuttering Joiners who had been with Wimpey Construction for years telling me that they had worked in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

Apparently there was some Project in the late sixties where they were taken over to show their counterparts in these countries on how the No-Fines buildings were put together.

I don't know the full background to it, but i think it was an inter - government initiative rather than Wimpey flogging their designs.

Meant to look it up on the internet before to see if i could find anymore about it.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #4
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first of all these Sarajevo towers have been built way back in the 80`s and they dont look like that like on Socrates pictures.This is how the towers look like now





and second,Bosnia Herzegovina has never been (thank god) a part of Warsaw Pact Countries

greetz from B&H : )
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Old November 4th, 2006, 03:43 PM   #5
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Isn't the Holiday Inn even worse than the other blocks posted?!
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Old November 4th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #6
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We are getting our very own equivalent of that Holiday In soon in the form of the Etap hotel!
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Old November 4th, 2006, 09:55 PM   #7
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my condolences
@ Kentigern: that Holiday Inn was built for the Olympic Games `84 in Sarajevo i think its nothin weird for its period ;D
Our Holiday Inn was sold to Domina Hotels (Italy) and is now part of a Grand Media Center Complex (under construction) and will have a Black/Silver facade not the current horrible one

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Only thing that's missing is the big chimney in Millerston St belching out smoke.



Well it did 40 years ago, right into my living room.
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