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10 4 3.81%
9.5 0 0%
9 5 4.76%
8.5 4 3.81%
8 8 7.62%
7.5 8 7.62%
7 23 21.90%
6.5 7 6.67%
6 12 11.43%
5.5 7 6.67%
5 13 12.38%
4.5 2 1.90%
4 5 4.76%
3.5 3 2.86%
3.0 or less 4 3.81%
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Old September 9th, 2003, 10:20 AM   #1
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The Rotunda l BIRMINGHAM l 81m l 23fl

The Rotunda
Birmingham, UK


HEIGHT: 81m/265 feet
FLOORS: 23 floors
COMPLETION: 1965
ARCHITECT: ?

Not the prettiest of towers, but a landmark in Brum. Soon to be done up, with ideas being banded round for turning it into apartments, recaldding it and maybe even adding extra stories.






The Rotunda was built in the 1960's and opened in 1965. It stands 265ft (81m) tall with 23 floors overlooking the Bull Ring shopping Centre. It is one of Birmingham's most prominent and original landmarks and has even survived a bombing in 1974. In 1993 it survived the threat of demolition as part of a proposed facelift of the Bull Ring markets. The Rotunda was Grade II listed by English Heritage in August 2000 and has official landmark status.

Be kind to our baby.

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Old September 9th, 2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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The future of the Rotunda?



The foreground is now built, St Martin's Square in the new Bullring which opened last Thursday. We're waiting for news on the Rotunda now.
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Old September 9th, 2003, 02:10 PM   #3
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5.5/10

Extra points for not being a box.
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Old September 9th, 2003, 05:13 PM   #4
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It's not that good....actually it's pretty bad if you ask me 5.0/10
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Old September 9th, 2003, 08:32 PM   #5
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5.5/10 some boxes are better than this.

a recladding process and a couple of more stories would be better
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Old September 9th, 2003, 08:36 PM   #6
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7,5/10. Not bad at all.
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Old September 10th, 2003, 11:25 PM   #7
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more like a gradulated cylinder. 4/10
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Old September 11th, 2003, 01:47 AM   #8
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Old September 12th, 2003, 04:55 AM   #9
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Old November 16th, 2003, 12:59 AM   #10
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5/10


sorry, I don't like it
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Old May 16th, 2004, 04:44 PM   #11
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It's pretty basic, 6.5/10
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Old May 17th, 2004, 11:54 AM   #12
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Very ugly ... dirty my eyes !! haha ..

1/10
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Old May 17th, 2004, 09:57 PM   #13
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odd looks like part ofa engine to me or some thing
5/10
not my style at all
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 06:19 PM   #14
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0/10 :d
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Old August 24th, 2004, 11:00 PM   #15
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Old August 25th, 2004, 09:00 PM   #16
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could be great after recladding. now it's a 5
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Old August 25th, 2004, 10:04 PM   #17
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Certainly not the greatest building in the world but Brum just wouldn't be the same without it. With a sympathetic reclad it should look pretty good with the BullRing.
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Old August 25th, 2004, 11:37 PM   #18
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Well it's certainly got character. And the height isn't bad for Birmingham.

It definitely needs a reclad though.

I'll give a generous 7.5.
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Old December 12th, 2004, 08:04 PM   #19
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Old July 4th, 2005, 08:31 AM   #20
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