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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #1
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The Birmingham Crane Count

Which Brum forumer was it who posted some words lamenting that "they could only see three cranes on the city skyline" just a day or so ago? I can't for the life of me find which blasted thread it's in now, even though I have already searched several times over for it to remind myself who actually said it (I was guessing it might have been somebody like Stephen Robinson or SimonTheSoundman)...

The main culprit is the "West Midlands Tower Block" thread - which had a glut of pics recently posted by Smileyface and it was around this area where I am positive I first came across this comment. Because it was one of these very pics whereby the comment was made in reference to.

Anyway, I have rectified the situation for the benefit of whoever said that by a bit of judicious doctoring of the relevant picture which inspired the aforementioned comment.

Is this consolation enough??

[img]http://************/20f450w.jpg[/img]
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:40 AM   #2
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Blimey!!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:44 AM   #3
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why are they all in the horizon ?? Are they building a concrete wall behind Brum.. to keep the south-westerly wind away ?
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:45 AM   #4
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Oh yes....... It's Brum-Dubai !!!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:46 AM   #5
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why are they all in the horizon ?? Are they building a concrete wall behind Brum.. to keep the south-westerly wind away ?

Oh, that's like that old saying about rainbows - how you can never ever reach them cos they're always on the horizon! Ditto the situation here with Brum's cranes.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #6
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Guys, shush, this is real, now go and post this skyline on the Manc forum.

Shhh.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:04 AM   #7
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Guys, shush, this is real, now go and post this skyline on the Manc forum.

Shhh.
I believed it!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:06 AM   #8
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But it can't be Martin G who does cos everyone will guess straight away!!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:07 AM   #9
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It was one of your own pics I doctored after all, Smiley!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #10
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But it can't be Martin G who does cos everyone will guess straight away!!

Okay then Buttertubs YOU pick the short straw and you post it up on the Manc Forum then!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:10 AM   #11
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Could loose a few, it look a bit fake as most are pointing at the same angle.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:13 AM   #12
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Post it on one of the city talk threads so everyone can see it....the Manc vs Brum vs leeds vs rhyl one or that best skyline bollocks!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:16 AM   #13
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Well it ain't a work of art of the same calibre as the recent Arena Central ones I did - that's cos I just tossed this out in five minutes or so - some of the cranes aren't even properly vertical, so having crooked cranes will obviously give the game away anyway.

But then again, we could always SAY that here in Brum they're so crap they can't even get the cranes to stand up straight!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:17 AM   #14
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Class!

Although its slightly annoying me to think HCT could have been that tall.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:22 AM   #15
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I think if some of the cranes are removed, it might look more believable !
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:38 AM   #16
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Okay then Buttertubs YOU pick the short straw and you post it up on the Manc Forum then!
Oops I missed this. No I can't do it - I blush too easily when I lie!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 03:38 AM   #17
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Apparently, that's what Manchester looks like as of now.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 10:07 AM   #18
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Great pic, and not a million miles from the truth in a few years?

Martin - I believe it was Stephen who mention the lack of cranes on the tower blocks thread. He feared there were only 3 cranes but there are 20+ in reality.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #19
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Great pic, and not a million miles from the truth in a few years?

Martin - I believe it was Stephen who mention the lack of cranes on the tower blocks thread. He feared there were only 3 cranes but there are 20+ in reality.

Yeah Bio - I likewise was quite sure it was Stephen who said that but, try as I might to track down his post in order to simply "quote" it and then offer the reply instead of starting the thread anew, I cannot find his post anywhere in that Tower Block thread - or at least on the last three or four pages going back to Sunday. You try and see if you can find it....it's mysteriously gone AWOL...... believe it or not I've already gone through that thread several times last night and it's nowhere to be seen! Could it have disappeared into a SSC "Twilight Zone"???
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Old July 19th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #20
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Got it!

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...35#post9277835

It is on the Post & Mail thread referring to a pic of Smileys borrowed from the Tower Block Thread.

Mystery solved
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