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Old April 28th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #121
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[butterfield]NNNNNoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!![/butterfield]

IS this the Asda site being cleared?
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Old April 28th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #122
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Da Da
Planning app for demolition of lots of the highgate blocks.
Oh,I'll be sad to see them go.I don't like the demise of highrise.Don't let Butterfield see this he will get upset.I think Smiley has a soft spot for these too.Over the past few years there have been two distinct camps on these threads concerning the fate of the city's tower blocks.The four blocks behind Centenary Square were a constant thorn in the side for many posters here.I personally welcomed their refurbishment(anyone have any recent pics of those by the way').I think always living in flats has left its mark in my case.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #123
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[butterfield]NNNNNoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!![/butterfield]

IS this the Asda site being cleared?
What?! Where did you get that from??

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Oh,I'll be sad to see them go.I don't like the demise of highrise.Don't let Butterfield see this he will get upset.
Too late!

Are these the blocks near to the gaaay area? Not that I'd know of course cos I've only been round that area once for my own personal enjoyments - taking photos.

Well, much as I hate to see any tower block demolished, I'm all for improving central Birmingham. So I won't kick up too much of a fuss.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #124
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These are the ones around the Old Mathew Bolton site aint they?

I think a couple of them are near, but not that near thinking about it, to the Monaco House area where Tesco's is going, I think. I dunno to be honest.

That's Tesco, not Asda, Look I just shop in these places, I don't read the name on the door!
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Old April 29th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #125
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I was talking to some motor trade people last night.

Apparently, Stratstone Aston Martin & Stratstone Jaguar (Monaco House) have 6 months left on their lease. But have yet to find a suitable site to re house the dealers. Seems likely that, as Jaguar & Aston are now split, these dealers will also split.

I was told that they do want to stay in the city centre, and that the intention for both dealers is for them to be "Impressive" as the cars are made locally.

Bristol St. Ford also in Monaco House are also looking for a new site. Again, likely to be somewhere in the city centre.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #126
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Old April 29th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #127
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City Center tower looks a bit shawn off!
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Old April 29th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #128
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Beetham looks twice the height of the Sentinels!
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Old April 29th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #129
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hmm, these model making ppl were never any good..

..tho finally glad to see arena central, snowhill, new street and the BT tower there..

however, not the lack of Masshouse (approved) and BST (approved)
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Old April 29th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #130
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British resorts top with tourists

The research shows a rise in hotel and regional flight bookings
The Dorset town of Poole has pulling power for overseas tourists with visitors flocking to the seaside town, according to a survey.
The only British resort to attract more overseas visitors is Brighton in Sussex, last.minute.com said.

The surfing hotspot of Newquay in Cornwall was third most popular, followed by Blackpool and Southend.

The top city destinations for foreign tourists were London, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #131
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What's that big block on the far left?
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Old April 29th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #132
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Bah, I've just put this in a newly created thread for Tourism in Birmingham! :-P
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Old April 29th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #133
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Happy 31st Birthday Foxtrot Looks like everyone's forgot us again
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Old April 29th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #134
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...excuse me, where was my birthday wish?
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Old April 29th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #135
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Oh! Happy birthday Smiley and Foxtrot!

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Old April 30th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #136
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...btw is alpha tower present in the model!
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Old April 30th, 2007, 12:03 AM   #137
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Photos are at wrong angle to tell definitively.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #138
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.. it just makes either our city centre look so tindy, or shows wat impact the proposed towers are gonna have, though would have helped to have had towers which are already approved on... though, do we think its funny that the rishardson tower isnt there after miller (there arch enemy) is present at MIPIM?
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Old April 30th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #139
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New St Towers, Snow Hill, CPG, VT, Cube, Martineau Galleries are all there

It also shows how dense & tall the area around Martineau Galleries will be
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Old April 30th, 2007, 10:35 AM   #140
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...and thats missing masshouse!
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