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Old October 5th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #81
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I watch the weather reports and only take photos when I know I will get a blue sky. It can be frustrating because of how unpredictable our weather is. Matching the clear sky against the position of the sun during the day is even more challenging but rewarding all the same when it all comes together.
I know what you mean. I hashed up my pictures of the Ramada Encore on Holloway Head because I went in the morning when the sun is directly behind the building - meaning it shines right into my camera.

And the light as we head into autumn and winter gets a lot sharper and colder. It really bleaches the colours. Then again, you can get some really atmospheric shots too...

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Thanks for linkng them into Wikipedia! I used to enjoy writing the articles but the tool for adding news has been removed from the Emporis site.
I noticed something was up - there was a time when nearly all the articles on the main news page were about Birmingham - and now all the articles seem out of date! Shame that. Be we still have SkyscraperNews.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 09:10 PM   #82
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I feel sorry for whoever pulls the short straw to walk alllll the way to this site to grab a photo of it for us.
Just because i love you Erebus (and i was working at lancaster circus last week )



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Old October 5th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #83
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Eventhough Sutton Baggie beat you to it, cheers mucho!

And I do love a bit of mobile crane action! Ainscough are the kings of that!
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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:13 PM   #84
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And the light as we head into autumn and winter gets a lot sharper and colder. It really bleaches the colours. Then again, you can get some really atmospheric shots too...
The shadows as well cause problems during the winter and the lack of daylight. On a good point this building will be ideal for photgraphing along with the Aston Uni site because there are plots of land which don't cast shadows into the picture.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:38 AM   #85
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so, a much needed tower crane on site soon
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Old October 13th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #86
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I think the contractor has now been appointed for this, but the project has been subject to some brutal cost savings. I think it will be very cheap and nasty - but it's only student accommodation eh ?
I spoke to the architect behind this project last week and they are cost saving by shaving a couple of centimetres off each floor height. This will save a lot money without comprimisig on quality.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #87
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Unless you use floor heights as an indication of quality...
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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #88
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Unless you use floor heights as an indication of quality...
Very true. They have done the same at the 5 star hotel at Snow Hill. This time they have reduced the floor heights to add a couple of extra floors.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 11:10 AM   #89
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but there is a differenc in cutting floor heights to add floors, and cutting floor heights to reduce costs!
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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:04 AM   #90
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Isn't that called Value Engineering??
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Old October 16th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #91
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Today's walk-past...
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Old October 19th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #92
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Cheers CityGent,

I know this construction is a bit out the way for some of us. But i'm usually at Lncaster Circus each day so will take a camera as things progress
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Old November 25th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #93
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2 tower cranes coming
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Old November 25th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #94
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Any IDeas when the cranes are coming?
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Old November 26th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #95
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Ahhh i drove past today and noticed the base for one crane anyway, looking forward to seeing how this one turns out
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must be one of the only regional cities in the uk stll building towers.. ok they are student towers but hey!
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There's a tower crane going up here today. I'll post a couple of piccies later on.

The core also seems to be rising on one of the towers - only a couple of metres up though.
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It's quite a hefty crane by the looks of the piece they were putting on whilst I was leaving.
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tower progress, brill!
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It's quite a hefty crane by the looks of the piece they were putting on whilst I was leaving.
I think they have now fully erected the one crane! You can see it when you leave the Aston Expressway at Pump Island. It will add some height to this part of the city. Thanks for the pics.

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