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Old November 12th, 2006, 11:40 PM   #41
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There's nowhere quite like Park Hill in Sheffield. I've only seen it once from a distance but would love to dare to get out and have a walk around...
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Old November 13th, 2006, 03:33 AM   #42
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Few dead tower blocks

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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #43
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More blocks

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Draper House





Totteridge House



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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:18 PM   #44
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If any of these are in Birmingham, I would add them to my list of where to go next year with my new camera and go snap happy.

By the way, I'm doing some travelling next year so I'll hope to add to this thread . Thanks for the additions El Greco and co!
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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:34 PM   #45
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^ Come to London!

The Lintons is one of my fav blocks in London.When I lived in the area I used to see it almost every day.Love it!
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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #46
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El Greco, are the ones you're posting in London? Could do with just a tiny bit more info.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #47
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Yes they are all in London

This thread needs more pics.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:44 PM   #48
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Don't worry, there'll be more pics on their way! I've got some of my own but I'm a bit cautious about raiding the likes of Flickr, which is quite a goldmine for tower blocks!
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Old November 13th, 2006, 09:58 PM   #49
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That Draper House looks really interesting. With a decent clean up/bit of a reclad, it could be a really nice building.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 11:02 PM   #50
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Some more Manc lovelies


















Renovated ones




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Old November 13th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #51
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Excellent! You don't have any photos of the row of blocks in Rochdale do you??
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Old November 14th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #52
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Nobody does em' quite like Glasgow, sadly...

Is this not one of the scariest pics you've ever seen? Imagine walking about there at the time:



At night:




These two were Europes tallest residential towers for quite a long time, at 300ft each... Glasgow's own Twin Towers...




Red Road



Red road popping out in the background. There are 10 towers pushing 300ft in that cluster..


Thanks to Gleegieboy for that one

Red Road has become so infamous that they have based a film on it. And it's awesome - if you like bleak stories that chill and depress, then go and see it!

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More crap, from the Erskine Bridge:



Cheeky wee aerial of a few of em:




I'll go find more pics tomorrow for you chaps.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 12:33 AM   #53
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NICE David!!!Thank you very much!!!Amazing pictures.Please post more.
BTW have you seen movie Man Dancin'?Im wondering where in Glasgow it was filmed.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #54
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Wow! Fantastic pictures David, especially the one from the Erskine Bridge. I've been over there a few times en route to the Highlands and noticed the skyline from the bridge but have never been able to photograph it. I just love the contrast with the hills in the background.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 01:34 AM   #55
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Thanks guys

Here's another one I think you might like, butterfield



No hills (this shot was taken from on of them ), but plenty of concrete...
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OMG!!

That really is a shocking photo - I almost can't believe that it's Glasgow!

I wonder when it was taken and how many have now been demolished. I'm wondering if the 4 on the bottom right are some that I remember being demolished earlier this year/last year.
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Christ almighty! Glasgow is in a league of its own when it comes to tower blocks, in terms of height and the amount of them.
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I'm with butterfields sig, tower blocks don't half look amazing, they've got a mood about them which other buildings can't really accomplish. It's a shame we've knocked so many down in the UK and continue to do so, maybe not for the residents, but for us weirdos - big shame.
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Couldn't agree with you more twiz with what you just said.

I'll never be able to explain why tower blocks appeal to me so much seeing as they are ugly and sinister - but that's exactly why I like them! And Glasgow is surely #1 tower block city, in the UK at least. And as I said before I love the contrast of the squillions of blocks with the bleak looking hills in the background.
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