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10 7 33.33%
9 1 4.76%
8 1 4.76%
7 1 4.76%
6 1 4.76%
5 2 9.52%
4 3 14.29%
3 0 0%
2 1 4.76%
1 4 19.05%
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Old July 10th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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Queen Elizabeth Square

Built- 1960-65
Height- 58.00 / 190.24
Usage- Residential
Architect- Sir Basil Spence

Notes:
-Demolished in 1993
-One Woman was Killed in Demolition, due to Flying Debris
-Were Area C of Hutchesontown-Gorbals Comprehensive redevelopment.
-Work Included the Queen Elizabeth Square Shopping Centre.


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Old July 10th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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Grotesque beauty, 10.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #3
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Depressing.

4/10
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Old July 10th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #4
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Grotesque beauty, 10.
I agree, they just don't build 'em like they used to.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #5
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lol

it looks like it was in ruins when it was just finished

9/10 magnificently ugly
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Old July 13th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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The form's not bad, just trying to imagine them clad in glass and stainless .. not so bad. The balconies look generous, especially the end ones, you could almost have a game of footballl on them. Only 6/10 though for ugliness of cladding, and the fact that their fabric now probably forms the hardcore of some ring-road scheme somewhere, having only stood for 30 years.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #7
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they just don't build 'em like they used to.
And thats great.Who would want to live in a shithole like that?
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Old July 14th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #8
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Wouldn't look out of place next to Civil Justice Centre in Manchester.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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that isn't so bad....but.....5/10...
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Old August 19th, 2007, 02:56 PM   #10
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10 for sheer balls of design
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Old August 19th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #11
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what does it look like now?
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Old August 19th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #12
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something like this lol


it was demolished in 1993
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Old August 31st, 2007, 12:18 PM   #13
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now look nicer
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Old August 31st, 2007, 03:00 PM   #14
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Not my favoutite tower blocks but I'll give them 7.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 12:56 AM   #15
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We know what your favourite Tower Blocks are Butterfield, or at least I think we do




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Old September 1st, 2007, 01:05 AM   #16
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Add to that Walsall's blocks and my local one.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 10:37 PM   #17
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The queen should be offended. Large buildings, large solids without the idea. I don't like. Matter of the taste. I am from Poland, I associate him with the communism and large blocks for hundreds of people, where every flat looks the same.

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