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Old July 24th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #81
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aladdin your pictures showed as red x's
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #82
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I've got no red x's here.

I think Leeds suburbs are a rich seam to be mined. When I lived there I was always impressed with the amount of blocks scattered randomly round the city. I used to love going exploring on my bike of an evening, though there were some right scummy areas.

I think alot of them might have gone since I lived there mind. I think most of the blocks in Whinmoor, Swarcliffe and Armley have gone (though I might be wrong)

Schemie - you ever digest all that info about the Scotland blocks I gave you?
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #83
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I've got some bad boy photos coming up later, climbed onto my mates roof to get them so you all better bloody appreciate them!
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #84
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my house is 1 up but my bedrooms 2 up thanks to the wonders of deck access housing and cos im halfway up a hill, got nice views through to Clydebank from here. Lived 5 up in Craigdonald Place, 2 up in Paisley and 2 up again in Glasgow. i dont like my feet on the ground.
deck access as in something like Park Hill flats? I think the higher up, the more private I'd feel. I'm very private to the outside world but very open with people I choose to be with.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #85
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I've just made the gallery public so you should be able to see now.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #86
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Schemie - you ever digest all that info about the Scotland blocks I gave you?
ive read ever word. Ive put most of the info onto the Housing Wiki. Writing stuff down is a great way to remember things. just got Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen blocks to do. After that i'll move onto the Northern ireland section and wales which are on those pages as well. After all that is done i'll request a few more pages if you dont mind There is a LOT of info and I feel satisfied that after a bender i can come home and regroup a few braincells revising tower blocks Again, BIG thank you. You spent a lot of money on a rare book. You didnt need to scan it for our benefits so i am very grateful.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #87
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deck access as in something like Park Hill flats?
erm maybe not on that scale i live up here.

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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #88
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erm maybe not on that scale i live up here.

gotcha - thanks.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #89
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low rise deck access fun. used to live here though. Bit more 'Tower block'y



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ive read ever word. Ive put most of the info onto the Housing Wiki. Writing stuff down is a great way to remember things. just got Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen blocks to do. After that i'll move onto the Northern ireland section and wales which are on those pages as well. After all that is done i'll request a few more pages if you dont mind There is a LOT of info and I feel satisfied that after a bender i can come home and regroup a few braincells revising tower blocks Again, BIG thank you. You spent a lot of money on a rare book. You didnt need to scan it for our benefits so i am very grateful.
You're obviously not bendering properly if you can digest that and enter it into the wiki. Try Tennants Super next time

I'll try and get the rest of the country done at some point.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #91
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I think Leeds suburbs are a rich seam to be mined.
Absolutely, and it's in hand. Hopefully by the end of August. Still no pictures of Clayton Grange and Clayton Court knocking about though.

In the meantime, Lovell Park:-

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Hmmm, those kitchen tiles look like the ones in my bathroom.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #92
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not a big fan of lager in general. Teh occassional Grolsch but my preffered weapon of choice is a 2L bottle of Strongbow for £2.75. altho my Polish mate has a limitless supply of "Lech" in his loft. now that stuff is delicious and stronger than your average beer - 5.8% although if you cant be arsed with that, go for the alcy's choice and chug a half bottle of Vodka. if you can keep it down, the rest of the night is a total adventure



Maybe those guys were right about drifting off topic so often ph well i'll try and save this message:

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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #93
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those Leeds blocks are quite handsome. i dont usually like brick tower blocks but they are tall and clustered and hat makes it all good. Whats leeds' tallest?
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The tallest tower blocks in Leeds are Cottingley Towers and Cottingley Heights at 25 storeys each.
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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #95
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These are them



This is the tallest building in Leeds though at 32 storeys. Soon to be taken over by Lumiere (54 & 31)

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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #96
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You can just make out the Cottingley blocks in this picture taken from the living room of my old flat.



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Old July 24th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #97
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sweet. i like them. not as bricky as the others
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those Leeds blocks are quite handsome. i dont usually like brick tower blocks but they are tall and clustered and hat makes it all good. Whats leeds' tallest?
Leeds tallest are Cottingley Heights and Cottingley Towers. 72 meters = 236 feet 25 floors and built in 1972 (construction end)

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Old July 24th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #99
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I just took a quick look at page one of this thread but it looks fascinating! Interesting photos, guys!
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Glasgow-the demolished Royston tower block viewed from Germiston circa 1990
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