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Old October 7th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #81
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And thanks to Markb03 and his mate for arranging the visit
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Old October 7th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #82
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Otherside...

Fantastic GT

just look at that reflection on Hyatt.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #83
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wow, that orion doesn't look half bad.
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Thanks for the comments guys. I actually (for some reason) didn't notice the reflection in the Hyatt. Noticed more the squashed look of the rep (the edges to get a bit compressed on the wide angle).
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Old October 7th, 2008, 12:55 AM   #85
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It is testament to the greatness of Birmingham that even on a thoroughly grey day it can look so beautiful. the library is such a vast sprawl from above, absolutely amazing.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #86
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I prefer the Hyatt tower to anything that Birmingham's got in the pipeline tbh. It's always looked awesome.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #87
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Stunning pics GT & Mark

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Orion looks alright there - quite a bright beacon against a dark backdrop...
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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #88
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Nice one from simone.brunozzi on Flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/simone_brunozzi/)

Snow Hill and 103 Colmore Row going to make this shot look incredible.

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Old October 15th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #89
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That's a nice picture, by the looks of it snowhill block 1 is almost as tall as kennedy tower, so the extra 2 floors on block 2 will really make the difference and fill out the area a bit more.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #90
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One from Flickr of view from old Haddon Tower. View should be good when we get a tall replacement.

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i don't think there's anything in the bottom half of that picture that can't be described as a lame piece o' shit. i hate houses in possible city centre expansion zones
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Old October 15th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #91
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Those properties in the foreground with the tin roofs look "class"!
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Old October 15th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #92
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i don't think there's anything in the bottom half of that picture that can't be described as a lame piece o' shit. i hate houses in possible city centre expansion zones
Dear lord, another one.

So where do you propose we put families in Birmingham? Shove them all out in the suburbs and leave the city centre a desolate playground for the 20-somethings who live in the brand spanking new (and half empty) city centre appartment schemes? Okay yes those houses are nothing special and could certainly have been higher quality but the idea we should stop family homes being built near the city centre is stupid, there are plenty of other areas for offices, shops and appartments, this area is right next to park central and so is perfect for these houses IN MY HUMBLE AND MUCH DERIDED OPINION.
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In my opinion it's not the fact that there are family homes here that is the problem, it's the fact that it's all rubbish, low density 2-storey, suburban style houses that really should never ever have been built in the city centre in the first place. Noone ever said that homes for families had to be build like that, so why should be put up with this dross being build or allowed to stay in our city centre?
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because the families live in those "dross" houses are vital for the future of Birmingham and its continued expansion?
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I never said I didn't think we should have families living in the city centre! I think we should. I just don't think they need to be living in that kind of building. You get me?
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Old October 16th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #96
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Yes I get you, and i did actually say that the quality could be higher, but they look like affordable housing to me, so the developer probably didn't have architectural quality at the top of their list.
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From the long stay at the airport

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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:46 PM   #98
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and a sunny one from the Swan

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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:48 PM   #99
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Wow that is really nice, well done brum!
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:58 PM   #100
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Thats an amazing shot. Looks like a proper mid-scale skyline.
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