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Old January 3rd, 2009, 12:22 AM   #1
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St Sebatian, Rio
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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looks a bit like edificio copan.

what's this thread for then, tony?
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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Nah, I was looking for a suitable thread to post those pics and couldn't find one, so created this one. I imagine people could use ot for things that don't justify a thread of their own but may be of interested to those of us who use this section regularly. Odd buildings, an interesting piece of research, stuff like that?
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 01:10 AM   #4
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St Sebatian, Rio
Reminded me of something. Went to the refuse tip yesterday.

The picture doesn't do it justice. I'll get some better pics next week. Article below pictures.





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THIS HAS HAD ME PUZZLED FOR ABOUT FIVE YEARS

Issue 483

Taking Cheadle Hulme with more than a pinch of salt


What: This has had me puzzled for about five years.

Where: Visible from the West Coast mainline, just south of Cheadle Hulme.

When: 1997.


Now: I finally got round to making some phonecalls. It sits in a municipal builders yard and is the responsibility of Stockport Borough Council’s Highways department. This seemingly Medieval conical thing is, in fact, the very latest in salt storage; road salt, grit. And actually, it’s quite a crude device. The walls are concrete, the roof is asphalt tiles on a light frame. The entrance is drive-in and inside is clear space, except for the mountain of Cheshire road salt. So now you know, you can settle back into your Virgin saver seat and carry on reading the paper.

What is intriguing about the building is its shape. When most of our buildings rely on right angles, something that turns through 360 degrees stands out. I suppose Manchester Central Reference Library does the same thing. Round buildings are distinct; Ancient Romans were good at them, and the Royal Albert Hall is pretty impressive. We’ve still got a fair collection of huge gasometers on the skyline. The salt dome hardly compares, except it does look like a sensible design solution to the problem of keeping salt ready for the gritters, if they are ever called out with sufficient notice actually to be of use.


Future Prospects: The salt dome is next door to Adswood Eco Centre, or “the tip”, as people probably still call it. What a civic institution these places have become. Fridges, car batteries, sump oil, sick bikes, microwaves, old computers. The American philosopher-architect Buckminster Fuller would have been much taken by this place. He developed the geodesic dome, and seemed to have an interest in all things dome-shaped. Also, he once described waste as, ‘a resource in the wrong place’. I’m sure that places such as Adswood are really only scratching the surface of the potential of recycling, but it’s a start.
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 02:08 AM   #5
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crown or lantern spires:

St Nicholas Cathedral - Newcastle, spire added 1448

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St Giles Cathedral - Edinburgh, spire added 1495


King's College - Aberdeen - 1498 (rebuilt in C17th)


St Mary le Bow (pre-Wren) - London - 1512



St Dunstan's in the East - London - 1700



St Nicholas Church - Liverpool - 1815

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Scott Monument - Edinburgh - 1846



Peebles Church - 1887



thomas coats church - Paisley - 1894



linlithgow church - spire added 1964

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Hello all on the Sheffield sub-section we have a poll running for the best new building in Sheffield! thought it might be good if we got a different view from other cities! here`s the link!http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=782502
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Reminded me of something. Went to the refuse tip yesterday.

The picture doesn't do it justice. I'll get some better pics next week. Article below pictures.



Yeah, I've always wondered why road salt storage depots have such a unique design - they look like some sort of giant iron age hut!
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If anyone happens to be visitng Brizzle anytime in the next 11 weeks there's a new banksy exhibit at the city museum and art gallery (and it's free.)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/...00/8096891.stm

The mcnugget chicks are rather cute
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Yeah, I've always wondered why road salt storage depots have such a unique design - they look like some sort of giant iron age hut!
Or indeedie, Sugar ones:



Have another pic of the Rio Cathedral-

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thomas coats church - Paisley - 1894

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