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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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BIRMINGHAM - Holloway Circus Tower (122m)

The poor old HCT threads all seem to have bit the dust, dunno if they're coming back or not.....anyway it's very near completion so here's a quick history lesson

August 23rd 2003


That bloody hole....it stayed this way for yonks
October 2003


November 28th 2003


We have a crane!!
February 22nd 2004






The Core's strart rising
April 19th 2004


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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:15 PM   #2
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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The Cladding makes an appearence
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October 4th 2004 Blue skies at last


October 24th 2004
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #4
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Old July 24th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #6
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god some of those buildiings around hCT are awful
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Old July 24th, 2005, 10:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for those Smiley.I didn't realise they started the cladding when it was only a few floors up.Great addition to the area.....now it needs another one!
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Old July 24th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #8
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I think it'd be great if there were four of them - one about where Nostalgia and Comics are, on the corner of Hill St and Smallbrook Queensway, one where the current frontage of the Alex is, and another where that horrible windowless thing is on Hill St - and all different colours - you could have red, blue and gold or something - and different heights - a bit bigger on the Hill St/Smallbrook junction, the other two smaller. Then a nice square in the middle. It'd compliment the new New St as well. Ah, who said drugs don't work???
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:29 PM   #9
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Well looks like they finished HCT then


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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #10
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DEEE....IVE MISSED U YOU SOOO MUCH!
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:47 PM   #11
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Steady Neil, People will start talking matey
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woo, nice! That carpark is doomed you know, it cant remain for long.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 01:06 AM   #13
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It doesn't even look that tall now!
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Old July 26th, 2005, 07:53 AM   #14
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It doesn't even look that tall now!
It looks pretty accurate to me, give or take a few metres. That angle will tend to make the tower look taller because the perspective makes Centre City look shorter.
If you compare the size of the tower to the pagoda in the foreground you'll see that it's all relative.

Thanks for the render Dee, it shows how nice the tower will look when the centre lift shaft has been removed - makes some difference.
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They seem to be taking there time finishing this beauty.. Whats taking them so long ?
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Old July 26th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #16
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we;; the hotels due to open in autum
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They seem to be taking there time finishing this beauty.. Whats taking them so long ?
Internal work and I presume they still need the external lift to get materials to the higher floors so I guess that bit of cladding down the middle will be the last to be completed
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Old July 26th, 2005, 10:28 PM   #18
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...if you think it's slow going now, you ought to have been around when it was just a hole in the ground....now that was tedious
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Old July 31st, 2005, 12:26 PM   #19
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i dont like it!
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Old July 31st, 2005, 01:15 PM   #20
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Yeh, the car park is doomed, but what will they build there instead? another Orion sized tower who knows
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