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Old March 12th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #21
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It is! They don't hang around (mind you - they did have to lodge it twice).

I found something interesting about the offices today. Apparently the roof is ETFE (?) - the same stuff that they used on Eden Project and will on New St Stn.
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Well the top floor is a plant room...
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Old March 12th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #23
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Not on the tower - the offices (atrium etc)
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Great pics Shel. Is that HUB under construction behind St Chads? I thought they only got permission last month?
Here's a picture I took months ago, well "File change date and time: 2007:02:04 11:40:09"

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Not on the tower - the offices (atrium etc)
Oh, that'll teach me to stop reading comments so quickly . Sorry.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #26
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New site panorama, taken today.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #27
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That's fab blahblah. Oh the sun really is shining on Brum today
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Old March 14th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #28
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Hopefully this entire site (all the buildings) will piss over the Arena Central one from a great height when it's all up and running. None of the buildings on the latter one interest or excite me now at all in the slightest - none of them. The excitement and anticipation has been pissed away.

This Snow Hill site will hopefully be the city's saving grace when it comes to setting a benchmark and precedent for how to make residential tower schemes taller as opposed to shorter when they come to be unveiled.
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Martin - why do you keep referring to AST on the Snow Hill thread?
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #30
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Well that's something I suppose.

How much would it cost to re-paint/skin the car park? I'd be happy if that happened at least.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:48 PM   #31
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Martin - why do you keep referring to AST on the Snow Hill thread?
It's no different to people referring to SHT on the AST/VT thread likewise though!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #32
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Well indeed, but let's try to keep this thread to how wonderful the Snow Hill scheme is.

It is interesting how this one seems to have won universal praise
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:55 PM   #33
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Because its elegant and contributes well with the area.
 
Old March 14th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #34
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It is strange to relate though, but ever since I was a teenager I used to draw fantasy impressions of twin towers to be built on the Snow Hill site. I don't know if that could be attributed to either an obsessiveness about this area or some uncanny knack for premonition, but I still have some of these pencil drawings back when I was in secondary school. Of course, they're a bit laughable now cos they just show two very badly proportioned twin towers smiliar to the old WTC in Manhattan ( ) that stood about 600 feet high.

I even used to hand-draw loads of street maps of Birmingham City Centre and its surrounding areas, and in these maps I would mark in non-existent fantasy buildings such as these Snow Hill Towers, Colmore Centre, Five Ways Plaza, Paradise Centre (another strange premonition / forerunner I had when I envisaged some 500ft skyscrapers being built by the Central Library - funny how this too pre-empted what was briefly proposed some 20 years later!), and others.

Thing is, I didn't have a clue about architectural detail then so the windows looked pretty enormous for these towers which suggested that floor to ceiling heights must have been in the region of 15 feet or so!
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Well indeed, but let's try to keep this thread to how wonderful the Snow Hill scheme is.

It is interesting how this one seems to have won universal praise
Nobody had any precoceptions about it. It just appeared out of the blue very quickly didn't it?

I wonder what else will 'just appear' like that. With a new benchmark to hit too!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #36
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Blah Blah, dont think your work go's un-noticed either. Those pano's are great. Cheers mate.
 
Old March 14th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #37
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Blah Blah, dont think your work go's un-noticed either. Those pano's are great. Cheers mate.


I'm going to try to do one pano a month from the same spot if I can.
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dat wud be rele kool then at the end,when snow hill has been completed, you can put all the pano's on one post to show how its changed lol dat b wikid
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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #39
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Hey, GrAfiK - r u Ali G by NE chance?
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Old March 15th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #40
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I must say that I'm really looking forward to seeing the Snow Hill project develop over the next few years. The buildings look so elegant, slim and very very sexy ... more so than any other high-rise in Birmingham at the mo (and that's including HCT and V)
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