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Old June 24th, 2017, 12:27 AM   #2661
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Looks like the outskirts of Minsk
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Old June 24th, 2017, 12:34 AM   #2662
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Looks like the outskirts of Minsk
From the pavement up, literally everything in that picture is wrong.
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Old June 24th, 2017, 01:25 AM   #2663
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Looks like the outskirts of Minsk
Is that minsk and potatoes you are thinking of, Charlie? Believe me, the outskirts of Minsk would not be appreciated as architecture on this forum.
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Old June 24th, 2017, 02:28 AM   #2664
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I thought I would be glad to see the back of the old food technology building, but... yeah that's quite the abyss.
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Old June 24th, 2017, 09:16 AM   #2665
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Everything about Townhead annoys me. They need to build something here to enclose Cathedral Street, demolish those shitty 80's brick builds going up North Hanover street and then force permeability through the area by reinstating Parliamentary Road.

The whole area is like a fortress cut off from the rest of the city. I hate it.
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Old July 12th, 2017, 05:30 PM   #2666
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Sad and inevitable news of yet another listed building. Owners should be brought to book for not protecting the building. Maintain the integrity of the roof and hoard up the windows...!!!

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Old July 14th, 2017, 01:18 AM   #2667
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So it begun at Brunswick Street.





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Old July 14th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #2668
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Is the red sandstone block definitely coming down in the end? A great pity if so, but this project is the most important in central Glasgow, so I think we could live with losing this one.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 12:57 PM   #2669
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Is the red sandstone block definitely coming down in the end? A great pity if so, but this project is the most important in central Glasgow, so I think we could live with losing this one.
It is the building at the front, centre in the previous post. Or rather, what is left of it.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 01:28 PM   #2670
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Glad the building on Tradeston street is being torn down. Not only is it an eye-sore but it looks like it'll fall down in the next strong winds.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:57 PM   #2671
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Glad the building on Tradeston street is being torn down. Not only is it an eye-sore but it looks like it'll fall down in the next strong winds.
It may be an eyesore right now but only because it's not been looked after. It's another warehouse-type building that should have been flourishing with a bit of care.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:58 PM   #2672
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Glad the building on Tradeston street is being torn down. Not only is it an eye-sore but it looks like it'll fall down in the next strong winds.
http://portal.historicenvironment.sc...nation/LB33538

Perhaps worth reflecting on the building's status as B listed, it's place within a historic industrial complex in Tradeston and it's story within industrial Glasgow's heyday. I for one am certainly not glad that it is proposed to be demolished.

If it could be saved , then it should be and therefore permission for demolition denied.
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The complex consists of 6 sections:

1. 104-6 Tradeston Street: H and D Barclay 1888. 4-storey 9-bay paint warehouse. Ashlar front, brick sides and rear. Segmental arched ground and first floor windows, similarly arched door and cart entrance. Cornices at ground and 3rd floors, cill bands at 2nd and 3rd floors. A stag's head shield (the trademark) at 1st floor, plaque dated 1888 at 2nd floor. Central pediment with stag's head removed.

Interior: iron columns, steel beams, wooden floors and flues. Slate roof with brick gable end stacks.

2. 118 Tradeston Street: W F McGibbon 1900: 4-storey 8-by 4-bay corner warehouse in brick Venetian Gothic style. Ground floor pointed arched, wooden-framed, windows with cill string course. 3 pointed arched doorways, 2 to Tradeston Street, one of which has been widened. Corner has terracotta stag's head plaques. Tall lancets rise through 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors with cill string courses at 1st and 2nd floors. Narrow corbelled pilaster strips between each lancet. Blank rear. Machicolated parapet raised at corner with stone quatrefoils, crenellation removed. Corner tower has 4 narrow lancets, machicolation and Ghibelline crenellation.

Interior: Iron columns, steel girders and corrugated iron and concrete floors. Timber attic. Slate roof.

3. Behind 1888 warehouse, the paint grinding and mixing rooms, 2 sections, 1888. 2-storey, iron columns and sheet iron floors, part with round holes for the tanks. Glazed roofs and ridge ventilators (to extract paint fumes) square and circular section brick chimneys rise from inside the buildings.

4. Facing yard: WF McGibbon, 1896 3-storey and attic brick varnish factory on ground floor iron colonnade. Dormer hoist.

Statement of Special Interest
Owned by Blacklock and MacArthur, founded 1876, largely rebuilt 1888. Slogan: "Ask for the stag brand". Later ICI. The former offices and sample room of 1876 at 161-177 West Street, and a similar block between the offices and Tradeston Paint Mills, were demolished 2002 and replaced with modern timber-faced residential block associated with housing conversion at no 133 Wallace Street (listed separately).

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Hume (1974) p.56, 244. SR Archives 1/7679, D of G 1/5226. Stratten's Glasgow 1891 p.122.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 07:07 PM   #2673
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It is a rather beautifully proportioned palazzo warehouse to go with the Siennese brick tower.

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Old July 17th, 2017, 01:04 AM   #2674
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The "cash n carry" bit is shocking. The building immediately to the left is nice I'll give you that. But the section in question is horrendous and has been for years. Rip it up and start again; nostalgia not required.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 01:47 AM   #2675
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The "cash n carry" bit is shocking. The building immediately to the left is nice I'll give you that. But the section in question is horrendous and has been for years. Rip it up and start again; nostalgia not required.
Are you a 1960's planner perchance?

I prefer conservation rather than nostalgia and a practical view of conservation in this case.

The developers view that it is not saveable is not always true nor is the desire to demolish always shared by the council. We shall see in due course.

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Old July 17th, 2017, 11:15 AM   #2676
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I'm just a realist and a local to the building in question. It's condition is pretty offensive and it certainly looks a lot easier to scrap the whole lot instead of trying to restore it. Couldn't give a shiny sh*te if it was a paint factory or whatever. Tradeston needs fresh ideas and investment and people objecting to change isn't going to help in that regard.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 12:41 PM   #2677
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Here's realism: If it wasn't because people have treated the building shittily, it wouldn't look shitty.

Tear it down, start again. Glasgow's answer to everything, as we continue our spiral downwards, never learning anything from the past.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 02:24 PM   #2678
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Further realism. The building has been treated shoddily. It's not safe. Demolish & move on.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 03:12 PM   #2679
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It should have been a facade retention. And there should be serious consequences for allowing buildings to degrade like this.
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Old July 17th, 2017, 05:40 PM   #2680
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It should have been a facade retention. And there should be serious consequences for allowing buildings to degrade like this.
Agree on the consequences for the poor upkeep of property. Tradeston is a prime example of things being left to rot and space being wasted.

However, there are far nicer buildings in the Tradeston area that could be saved and better utilised than the one currently in question.
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