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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #21
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Totally agree with you there exactly what is needed.

Despite this being a big political issue, and very controversial, i think its one of the only developments in Teesside that looks certain to be built. I have no doubt that we will see this rising soon.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 12:46 PM   #22
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Well with Labour winning the local elections in Redcar & Cleveland, im 100% positive the Vertical Pier will be built.

I just hope once the seawall/pier/hub phase is over, the buildings on the seafront will get a face lift.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #23
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Yes, although i would like to see elements of what was left from the filming of Atonment still there, but made into more of a feature........
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Old June 28th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #24
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This project is under construction with foundations currently being worked on.







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Old December 23rd, 2011, 06:40 PM   #25
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This one is well underway now



Controversial Redcar Vertical Pier starting to take shape
by Sandy McKenzie,
Evening Gazette Dec 23

THE controversial Vertical Pier on Redcar seafront is starting to take shape.

The steelwork skeleton of the £1.8m, 80ft high structure is being assembled on the site of the former Leo’s nightspot.

And Councillor Mark Hannon, Redcar and Cleveland Council’s Cabinet member for economic development says a more positive view is now being taken of the project.

He said: “People can now see something physical taking shape. The Vertical Pier is turning into a reality.

“The sea wall and the public realm improvements on the seafront along with the Vertical Pier and The Hub are part of a major investment to improve Redcar. In the next couple of months a new name will be decided on for the Vertical Pier


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Old August 15th, 2012, 11:36 AM   #26
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Architects' vertical vision shaping up at Redcar seafront
by Iain Laing, The Journal, August 15th 2012


Kate McFarlane with Redcar & Cleveland Cllr Olwyn Peters and Kate Curtis

THE designers behind Redcar's dazzling new seafront have revisited the town to see their vision come to life. The new promenade and landmark “Vertical Pier” are just part of Redcar and Cleveland Council’s £75m-plus regeneration project breathing new life into the seaside town.

Four years ago, landscape architect Kate Curtis who works for Smeeden Foreman, teamed up with partners including Seven Architecture, where architect Lisa McFarlane came up with the design for the iconic focus of the Redcar scheme – the Vertical Pier. Curtis said: “There is still a lot of work to do and finishing touches to put in place, such as the shelters, lighting and the public art but it’s really something to see it coming together.”

A major public consultation was launched to determine what the public and visitors wanted from their new-look seaside. “The key to the design was in the idea of bringing the beach on to the promenade, and taking inspiration from the things that are already there, such as the fishing boats.” Curtis said: “We knew from the technical sections of the brief that it would be impossible to take a pier out beyond the sea wall at anywhere near a realistic cost, so we decided to take it up into the air instead, and that’s how the Vertical Pier was born.”

McFarlane said: “The building is a recognition of Redcar’s steel heritage, and the foils frame a different view on each floor which makes it quite exciting to climb the tower and the view from the top out to sea and back over the town is amazing.”


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Old August 19th, 2013, 05:04 PM   #27
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This one is up for the "Carbuncle Cup" Award.

It's a perfect lesson in the difference between what you see on architectural renders and what you actually get:


The Render



Image via ITV at http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/st...andmark-named/


The Reality



Image via the Northern Echo at http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/fea..._a_new_Redcar/
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Old August 19th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #28
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This one is up for the "Carbuncle Cup" Award.

It's a perfect lesson in the difference between what you see on architectural renders and what you actually get:


The Render



Image via ITV at http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/st...andmark-named/


The Reality



Image via the Northern Echo at http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/fea..._a_new_Redcar/
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Not suprised really, cheap looking,ill thought out ,and a public who were against building it.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 06:56 PM   #29
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It's genuinely awful. I feel for the architects, you can see that they intended it to have a frameless glass façade at interesting angles etc... They've ended up having to design something horrific. Quite clear that someone slashed its budget, or never even intended on giving it an adequate one in the first place.

And is it sat on tarmac?!
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Old August 20th, 2013, 01:02 PM   #30
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Redcar deserved better than this!!!!!
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