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Old March 13th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #2161
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Duncan of Jordanstone Refurb

looks good...http://www.oberlanders.co.uk/project...ity-of-dundee/
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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #2162
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Yeah, I was down the Perth Road a couple of Sundays ago and saw that some sort of work was being done on it - the artists impression of the final does look good! It WAS in desperate need of some sort of makeover.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #2163
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Good job as usual Safedem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqlZUMO9Zpw

Looking forward to next weekend when I get to climb the 232 steps to the top of St`Marys tower, seen in the background, and have a look around from 50m up
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Old March 14th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #2164
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Follow up to my previous post.......

Dundee to be immortalised on Monopoly board

Residents will now be asked to vote on which landmarks should make it into the famous finance game.


Dundee has become the latest Scottish city to be immortalised with its own Monopoly board.

It was chosen over ten other towns and cities, including Perth and Stirling, to be awarded its own version of the best-selling board game.

Local people will now be asked to vote for which landmarks will vie for the most prominent positions on the board, which will be available from October.

Officials have confirmed that the city's two senior football clubs, Dundee and Dundee United, will also seek positions on the Monopoly board.

Mark Hauser, licensing director at manufacturers Winning Moves UK, said: "We are delighted to be making this exciting announcement that Dundee is 'Passing Go'.

"To have come ahead of ten other cities and towns across the whole Scotland is a magnificent achievement.

"We were particularly impressed with Dundee's great landmarks -- historic, heritage and contemporary.

"Where else can you buy and own your favourite landmark or soccer club for just paper money?"

Dundee Lord Provost John Letford said: "We are delighted that Dundee is to get its own version of Monopoly and I am sure there will be an enthusiastic response to the call to nominate local landmarks for the game.

"Through regeneration projects, our city has developed and changed over the years. There will be some very interesting suggestions for landmarks reflecting the city's proud past and the future that is now being built."

Dundee is the fifth Scottish area to get its own official Monopoly version, after Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the Highlands & Islands.

For the Highlands and Islands edition, Loch Ness came out top in an online poll to take the board's most prestigious property slot.

In 2006 Aberdonians voting for locations to feature on their city's edition voted to feature "Go to Dundee" in place of the "Go To Jail". Dundonians were outraged and some local shops refused to stock the Aberdeen edition.


Should we start a similar campaign against aberdeen??
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Old March 14th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #2165
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Looking forward to next weekend when I get to climb the 232 steps to the top of St`Marys tower, seen in the background, and have a look around from 50m up
Sounds good dufc1909! Can you get up St Mary's Tower anytime? Any details on times next weekend? I thought they had restricted entry to 'Doors Open Day' etc? I was just wondering as I'd love to get some pics from the top...

#EDIT# Some web details about admission below? Don't know how reliable it is???

http://www.dundee.world-guides.com/d...landmarks.html


P.S. Crackin' news about the Monopoly Jaydot! Long overdue I might add. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
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Old March 14th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #2166
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Urban life,

I contacted the leisure & culture department.
As part of the spring/summer public programme, they will be having tours of the churches and tower.

Dates are by appointment and are :

Saturday 31 March, 2.30pm

Wednesday 04 & 11 April, 2.30pm

http://www.dundeestmarys.co.uk/history.html
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #2167
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Medical School Upgrade

Cool library extension included in Ninewells redevelopment

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/pressrelease...icalschool.htm
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Old March 15th, 2012, 03:13 AM   #2168
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Shelved? / Bombed? / Obsolete?

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Hi Rich B.

Starting and finishing this composite post in the education sector.

You mentioned,
And they're not going to incorporate this proposal?



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Auld Steeple

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http://www.dundee.world-guides.com/d...landmarks.html
"and even this 49-metre / 160-foot tall structure had to be rebuilt after bomb damage in WWII...."
First time I've ever read of
a) any WW2 bombs landing in the city centre,
b) The Auld Steeple suffering bomb damage of any description, never mind enough damage to need a rebuild!

I think dufc1909's info should be regarded as more accurate.

BTW: you can get info on the Steeple Church redevelopment at:-
http://www.thesteeplechurch.co.uk/overview/
And there's a history time line at:-
http://www.thesteeplechurch.co.uk/ab...tline-history/
But no mention of horrid Heinkels!

In the meantime, here are three pics taken on a "Doors Open" visit in 2008; one from the top and two from the middle.







Enjoy the climb!
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MEDICAL SCHOOL EXTENSION

Although the floor space available to the Medical School is being expanded, there will be no space for the Medical History Museum, which currently has its show cases in the "Blue Carpet Area" of the foyer. It changes the exhibition every 6 months or so.
Having spoken to sources close to the Museum staff, it would appear that it has been suggested that upper management at the College see no place for "old stuff" in a modern environment.



In 2008 Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, visited the Medical
History Museum as part of a tour of Ninewells Hospital. Medical curator Dr Graham Lowe
was on hand to show her some of the permanent displays and the Medical Impressions exhibition.


http://www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/medical.htm

Personally, I feel that "upper management" are, perhaps, suffering from the same attitude that was displayed by Dundee's planning convener in the early 60s. I'm reading "Jute No More" at the moment and it is mentioned, in Charles McKean's chapter, that the whole of Airlie Place was pencilled in for demolition. A.J. Thomson was the planning convener around 1964 and his reason for the projected demolition? "There are buildings up there that are very very old."
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jute-No-More...1586085&sr=8-1

How can medical students know where they're going, if they have no understanding of where medicine has been?

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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #2169
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University of Dundee commence Medical School extension

Urban Realm 15th March 2012

The University of Dundee has announced that it has teamed up with Archial to plan an £11.2m extension to its School of Medicine at Ninewells.

Taking the form of a 600sq/m extension to the north side of the existing building, alongside a refurbishment of the library and teaching space. This will serve to expand the amount of teaching space available and incorporate state of the art IT and electronic learning equipment.

The extension will feature a frontage adorned with artwork by Janice Aitken, a lecturer from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, who has illustrated an aspect of medical research with a transparent panel design.

These represent elements of a eukaryotic cell, a fundamental building block of the human body, whilst imbuing a colourful personality to the structure.

ISG are acting as main contractor with Gardiner & Theobald serving as project managers.

Work begins this month with completion scheduled by 2014/15.

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Old March 15th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #2170
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Hi Townie,

Sorry but was your previous post referring to the lack of 'Bionic Man' with the DOJ refurb. ? I didn't quite understand it. If it was I think that plan has been scrapped with the sculpture now being mooted for a site at Seabraes but not sure whether that will happen either.

Was walking down nethergate today and I noticed that work appears to be commencing on the new bar/restaurant beside braes with the external terrace, I think by AIM. Will be good to see a new beer garden in dundee.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #2171
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Nice railway poster...

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Old March 16th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #2172
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David Mach's Bio Colossus

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Hi Rich B.

The original proposal was that the bionic WOMAN would be leaning against the west end of the Crawford Building.
I think that would work great with the new entrance to the Matthew Building.



http://www.timeshighereducation.co.u...sectioncode=26
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Old March 16th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #2173
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Leisure Centre

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"Building firm says rumours of Dundee swimming
pool project problems are 'absolute poppycock'


The firm building Dundee's new swimming pool has rejected rumours
of problems with the project, and insisted work is "progressing well"."




From:-

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dun...poppycock.html
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Nice railway poster . . . it is . . .

I have this £10 note . . . .

http://www.rbs.com/about/our-banknot...ries-1969.html

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Old March 20th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #2175
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The long awaited Karting Track.

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dun...ting-grid.html
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Old March 21st, 2012, 02:20 PM   #2176
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Tesco Fail to halt ASDA store

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...iness-17456014

Great news, that old NCR site was getting a bit untidy!
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Old March 21st, 2012, 07:42 PM   #2177
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Good Budget for Dundee

Corporation tax cut to 24% from next month. By 2014 it will fall to 22%.

Enhanced capital allowances for businesses setting up in new Scottish enterprise zones in Dundee, Irvine and Nigg. A Welsh enterprise zone to be created in Deeside.

Consultation on simplifying the tax system for small firms with a turnover of up to £77,000.

Government support for £150m of tax increment financing to help councils promote development and an extra £270m for the Growing Places fund.

Tax relief for the video games, animation and high-end television production sectors.

Government considering enterprise loans for young people to start their own business.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17449501
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Good to see Dundee, Irvine and Nigg singled out in Scotland ahead of other ports. The locations selected require and deserve the investment much more than others.
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A link below covering the news that Gladman Developments, who have build some offices on the old Valentines site off the Kingsway, have put in revised plans to DCC.


More below:
http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...iness-17473588

Seems a varied selection of developments, good that it is not going to be just identikit office pavillions, but do we need another 'out of town' development out that way? Nonetheless, it would be good to seen the site being used up...

EDIT- Great news re: Dundee Port being named an enterprise zone- such potential down there!
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A link below covering the news that Gladman Developments, who have build some offices on the old Valentines site off the Kingsway, have put in revised plans to DCC.


More below:
http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...iness-17473588

Seems a varied selection of developments, good that it is not going to be just identikit office pavillions, but do we need another 'out of town' development out that way? Nonetheless, it would be good to seen the site being used up...

EDIT- Great news re: Dundee Port being named an enterprise zone- such potential down there!

Was wondering where that development was going!

Interesting to find out who these could be:-

"We have had interest from prospective occupiers who are household names not already represented in Dundee, while others are well known local businesses looking to relocate and expand."

They are also looking to build a hotel.....who for...any Ideas??
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