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Old August 11th, 2017, 12:46 PM   #161
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Forth Banks

One from the shoe box - this photograph looking up Forth Banks, 22nd June 2002.

Even in those days the warehouses were in a derelict state.


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Old August 12th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #162
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These photographs of the ongoing development at Forth banks taken this morning, 8th August 2017.



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What a photo.

To me, this conveys the uniqueness of Newcastle when compared to the other UK core cities. The dramatic change of scale and level changes down to the Quayside evoke other cities like Lisbon, Porto or Chicago. No kidding.

The architecture could be of a better quality, but beggars can't be choosers, and the Forth Banks is a solid return to Quayside apartment living.

Forth Banks, in being shielded from the city centre will not have the same drama as the more historic changes in scale and arching over infrastructure as Dean Street, but if the city centre appropriately expands with residential westwards, taking up derelict land all the way up to the (possibly relocated) Metro Arena. Forth Banks could very well increase in footfall and provide access to a rejuvenated Quayside West of the Tyne Bridge that currently feels a little lost and underwhelmed.
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