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Old March 25th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Weren't these two the tallest residential blocks in Europe at one time.
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Old April 10th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #2
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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Liking the pic reiss, I think these two look have a striking impression from smallbrook queensway.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 02:58 PM   #4
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The Sentinels

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Highgate Park - Birmingham landmarks - The Sentinels - Cleveland Tower and Clydesdale Tower by ell brown, on Flickr
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Old April 29th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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My point right there .
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Old April 29th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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It's mostly from Bristol Street above (and one zoom in from Highgate Park).
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Old February 21st, 2012, 10:21 PM   #7
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Weren't these two the tallest residential blocks in Europe at one time.
Tallest 'Council' blocks ... I think..... and in Western Europe
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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:28 PM   #8
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I thought Trelick Tower and the Shakespeare towers in London took that title.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:20 AM   #9
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Hasn't Glasgow still got about 20 blocks as tall or taller?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 01:31 AM   #10
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Glasgow's tallest flats are approximately 90.8 metres, the red road flats are between 79-89m but thier of similar height to our Sentinels. When I was in Glasgow back in 2004 before joining here, I was amazed at how tall most of the city's flats were compared to our own and the place was scattered with them on almost every corner. But plenty of grand buildings at the same time too.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:58 AM   #11
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Yeah in the 1960s and 70s, Glasgow had a massive drive to put up tall tower blocks whereas Birmingham moved towards shorter buildings. Birmingham tried to come up with a universal construction technique which made overall construction and delivery cheaper and faster. Sadly, the quality pretty much went out the window with it.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #12
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Why did they turn the lights off at the top for or replace the bulbs ? (bloody cheapskates)
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The light did look terrible as they weren't maintained, same goes for Beetham Tower, all the lights are different shades and some don't work, very cheap.

Orion also turn off 3 of the LED strips on the side, keeping on one blue one.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 09:52 PM   #14
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And quayside tower was lit for a period
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 12:00 AM   #15
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Yes, the last time it was lit was a while ago. There was an old image shown on the MOD website just last week and only when I saw that pic did I remember the building was green at night.
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The revamped Pritchett Tower as well as the cricket towers use those cool led lights at the top - the Sentinels should have them while the HCT should use strip lighting like the Cube.
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check that out

(saw boundary tower on the A38 lit green and the block by BCFC lit up bright)
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 07:59 PM   #18
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I also like how the lifts are lit on the hyatt.
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The revamped Pritchett Tower as well as the cricket towers use those cool led lights at the top - the Sentinels should have them while the HCT should use strip lighting like the Cube.
Quite a lot of the tower blocks that have been refurbed lately are having the LED strip lighting around the top, the blocks in Turves Green have got Green ones around the top of them and one strip coming down the side of the building to ground level and I think some in Newtown have Blue ones?
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:21 PM   #20
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I'm surprised that the civic close blocks ain't lit up.
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