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Old May 24th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #281
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The curious thing is that the Rotunda now seems to resemble a stack of 7" jukebox records on an autochanger spindle more than ever ..... I hope the cantilevered floors aren't all gonna collapse down onto one another pancake-effect style. God that would be an absolute disaster if it happened.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 04:26 AM   #282
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I had a mini drive around the city centre yesterday evening for the first time in a while and was surprised at just how horrific the Rotunda looks at the moment - in a more desperate state than the recent photos show!! Now I wish it was being done undercover. I feel ill for having seen her innards.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 04:31 AM   #283
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Know exactly what you mean Buttertubs..... Looks like a tall building would after it's been reduced to a burnt out shell, doesn't it?
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Yeps. It looks like the demoiltion of a war-damaged building - including the criss-cross tape stuff on the windows that they used in World War II.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #285
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The curious thing is that the Rotunda now seems to resemble a stack of 7" jukebox records on an autochanger spindle more than ever ..... I hope the cantilevered floors aren't all gonna collapse down onto one another pancake-effect style. God that would be an absolute disaster if it happened.
It reminds me of the cartoon fish you used to see in Tom and Jerry cartoons - just the bones left, in perfect shape still
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Old May 25th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #286
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Anyone with any new pictures? I might take a vist this weekend to take some shots....
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Old May 25th, 2006, 02:18 PM   #287
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I remember reading some months ago that there is going to be a "spectacular finish" to the top of the renovated Rotunda ........ does anyone know what that is yet?
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Old May 25th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #288
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The computer graphics appear to give it a slightly 'domed' look at the top, is that it?
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Old May 25th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #289
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well there was meant to be an iconic lighting feature on the top to act as a beacon...but never seen any pictures of such a thing!
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as of yesterday..

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its looks so fragile at the top... when the whole building it stripped, will go to show how little support a tower like this needs!
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Old May 25th, 2006, 07:52 PM   #292
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Not that's a great help.
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Meandering slightly off topic here, but does anyone else LOATHE those shitty white bits of cantilevered steel they have used in the bullring (bottom right in this picture)?

They look really, really tacky and cheap. Do they serve any purpose or are they for decoration only?
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Old May 25th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #294
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Meandering slightly off topic here, but does anyone else LOATHE those shitty white bits of cantilevered steel they have used in the bullring (bottom right in this picture)?

They look really, really tacky and cheap. Do they serve any purpose or are they for decoration only?
Yeah, I've always disliked em. I remember when they opened the Bullring, thinking how cheap and crappy they looked. I 'think' they are meant to represent the 'joining' of that section of bullring to the rotunda etc. Anyway they are terrible.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 08:39 PM   #295
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they support alot of the weight of the part of the building that literally hangs almost over the service road that goes under the benneton and nike stores. quite clever in my opinion x
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they support alot of the weight of the part of the building that literally hangs almost over the service road that goes under the benneton and nike stores. quite clever in my opinion x
but couldn't they have made them more aesthetically pleasing?
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I take it urban splash are retaining the Rotunda's podium (as seen above). Will it also get a reclad/scrub up? I think the cladding should stay is it is on that part - would make a nice contrast with the glass tower.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 04:51 AM   #298
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More than that, they keep the weight off the railway tunnels going into new street.

btw, does anyone know if they are they doing some structural fixing as the rotunda leans slightly. Someone who used to work there said if you left something on floor it would roll to other side. Which I guess is the price of surviving two attempts to blow it up by the IRA.
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I take it urban splash are retaining the Rotunda's podium (as seen above). Will it also get a reclad/scrub up? I think the cladding should stay is it is on that part - would make a nice contrast with the glass tower.
It's already been tarted up, and it looks much nicer that it did before, dunno if it'll be done up again...

BTW what's the big crane for that you can see on the cricket?
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Aha. Sorry - wasn't that clear in the photo, but good news they're keeping it.
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