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Old May 7th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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Baskerville House

To replace the missing one which was mensioned last week.

Looks like the brickwork at the rear is just being painted to match the colour of the stone on the front and sides

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Old May 8th, 2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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now why didnt they think of doing such a simple thing years ago?
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Old May 8th, 2006, 02:02 AM   #3
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They should give all the concrete in Brum a touch of paint.

Library would be a good start, followed by New Street station.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 07:29 AM   #4
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To replace the missing one which was mensioned last week.

Looks like the brickwork at the rear is just being painted to match the colour of the stone on the front and sides

[IMG]http://i2.************/xeonzd.jpg[/IMG]
That's really too bad. It still looks like a half-finished building.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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I'm inclined to agree, although the paint job is better than nothing.

I would love to see the car park come down behind and them extend this building via a bridge to a modern take on Baskerville on the site of the MSCP.

Good work Foxy - thanks
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:21 PM   #6
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Lit up should look lovely on the skyline. Now the Library site what if we had a 120m tower situated there instead!

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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:38 PM   #7
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Lit up should look lovely on the skyline. Now the Library site what if we had a 120m tower situated there instead!

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I still think the library site should be opened up to give views of Chamberlain Square, the Town Hall & Museum & Art Gallery, it would look fantastic when approaching the area from Broad Street. Can't see that happening though, land is far too expensive for aesthetic nonesense like that! I think a tower should be built on the land between the Rep & Baskerville house, as not to obstruct these views.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:45 PM   #8
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Thats what I meant. The future Library site. Sorry for the confusion. I wouldnt mind the MAKE library with a tower adjoined at the back. With the current library site, it be perfect if it was just a through way with towers either side.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #9
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A tower on the red-window GOWM building would be good, that would yield the space to allow for a wide thoroughfare connecting Chamberlain & Centenary Squares
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Old May 24th, 2006, 11:42 AM   #10
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and also its at the point where the view along great charles street and ....(that other road from the jewelry quarter)......the line of sight meet!
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Old June 9th, 2006, 04:16 AM   #11
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I did manage to get one photo today, which is good for me coz i usually ignore this project!

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Old June 9th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #12
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I think if they had continued to build we could have ended up with our very own Birmingham pyramid.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 09:22 PM   #13
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I did manage to get one photo today
here's 1 from last week, slightly different angle!

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Old June 9th, 2006, 10:03 PM   #14
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Nice shot Grendel and welcome to the forum.

Where did you take it from ?.

Rotunda and CCT are also looking good.

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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:05 PM   #15
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CH....CCT aint in that pic!
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:41 PM   #16
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CH....CCT aint in that pic!
I stand corrected Woody, but come on ... i was only about 2 miles off and looking totally from the wrong direction.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 11:46 PM   #17
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Wasn't the building part of the Civic Centre which was going to be an enormous development which saw the construction of other 10 buildings like Baskerville House centred around some tower and a huge car park. I did have a book on it but I think I lost it whilst moving house
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Old June 10th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #18
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Nice shot Grendel and welcome to the forum.
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i'm around brum, now and again!

let me know if you want a shot, i'll see what i can come up with

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Old June 10th, 2006, 03:46 PM   #19
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The restoration of the Town Hall's been a bit more heavy-handed than I'd hoped, though.
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Old June 11th, 2006, 02:22 AM   #20
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lmao!

nice paint job lol
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