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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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Old August 21st, 2017, 11:26 PM   #163
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Forth Banks Residential, Newcastle - picture 21/08/17

This photograph of the residential development on Forth Banks taken by myself Monday 21/08/17 approx 1045 showing state of the works being carried out by Main Contractor Marcus Worthington & Co Ltd, from Preston, website http://www.worthingtons.co.uk/ as viewed through not too clean window of a southbound metro train approaching the metro bridge



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Old August 31st, 2017, 04:27 PM   #164
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Forth Banks Residential, Newcastle - pictures 31/08/17

These photographs of the residential development on Forth Banks taken by myself Thursday 31/08/17 approx 1000 showing state of the works being carried out by Main Contractor Marcus Worthington & Co Ltd, from Preston, website http://www.worthingtons.co.uk/ as viewed from distance from various positions on north walk across footpath of the Redheugh Bridge over the Tyne, looking across the former Forth Railway Good area/South of Pottery Lane area















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Old October 8th, 2017, 10:03 PM   #165
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Forth Banks Residential, Newcastle - pictures 08/10/17 Part 1 of 2

These photographs of the residential development on Forth Banks taken by myself Sunday 08/10/17 AM showing state of the works being carried out by Main Contractor Marcus Worthington & Co Ltd, from Preston, website http://www.worthingtons.co.uk/ as viewed from:-

Distance from various positions on north walk across footpath of the Redheugh Bridge over the Tyne, looking across the former Forth Railway Good area/South of Pottery Lane area, approx 0930







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Forth Banks Residential, Newcastle - pictures 08/10/17 Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2

These photographs of the residential development on Forth Banks taken by myself Sunday 08/10/17 AM showing state of the works being carried out by Main Contractor Marcus Worthington & Co Ltd, from Preston, website http://www.worthingtons.co.uk/





From steps up to Crowne Plaza Hotel approx 1230





as viewed from High Level Bridge looking west, approx 1245



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Old October 8th, 2017, 10:10 PM   #167
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Would it be safe to say it's now topped out?

That Hertz building really needs to go, and the 'tower' complex behind it needs an update.
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