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Old February 26th, 2017, 12:19 AM   #101
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Birmingham Mail article on the tree cutting

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news...opped-12657349

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The chainsaw fell on a tree believed to the oldest in Birmingham - despite a huge campaign to save it.

The London plane tree on Broad Street, which is at least 90 years old, had been reduced to a stump on Saturday.

Workmen with climbing gear and a chainsaw removed the final sections of the trunk behind metal screens.
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Old February 26th, 2017, 06:27 PM   #102
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Regards to the lighting - get rid of all the spindly lighting rods and inset the lighting into the floor and uprights of the steps instead.
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Old February 27th, 2017, 12:23 AM   #103
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The stump has now been removed, I expect this will just get a temporary tarmac cover over till they revamp the square.

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Well, the removal of just one tree considerably improves the vista across the square.

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A great photo from the Geoff Dowling collection from July 1938, which shows the trees in Broad Street not long after planting. https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffs...401710/in/feed
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A great photo from the Geoff Dowling collection from July 1938, which shows the trees in Broad Street not long after planting. https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffs...401710/in/feed
What the flip is that statue?

Puts the real Birmingham family statue to shame.
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Old February 27th, 2017, 12:53 AM   #105
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That's an amazing statue.
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Old February 27th, 2017, 01:10 AM   #106
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Can we chop down the Real Family monstrosity now too?
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Old February 27th, 2017, 09:37 AM   #107
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Let's get the statue back!

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Old February 27th, 2017, 10:24 AM   #108
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Was it a temporary installation? I'm surprised that anything classical would have not been resited. Even by BCC
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Old March 4th, 2017, 12:20 AM   #109
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It's in that dusty hangar where all the other stuff is.
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Might have been Papier-mâché
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Old March 7th, 2017, 11:18 PM   #111
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It's like the tree was never there.



But you can see where they temporary tarmaced the hole!

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 01:42 AM   #112
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All the trees have now been felled, what remains is about a metre of tree trunk waiting for the final chop.

Centenary Square Revamp by metrogogo, on Flickr

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And the last photo is a reminder of what part of the square looked like with trees.

Birmingham Weekender Event 2015. by metrogogo, on Flickr
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 08:56 AM   #113
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Something a little bit third reich about that statue if you ask me...
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 11:10 AM   #114
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Something a little bit third reich about that statue if you ask me...
It's interesting you say that, because I got a bit of a drubbing a while ago when I mentioned that I'd always thought that about the figures on the Hall of Memory.

Another interesting fact is that the decorative frieze around the top of Baskerville House features "Fasces", bundles of sticks used in voting in ancient Rome. This is where the term fascism derives from.

I'm not suggesting the architects, artists or politicians involved here were fascists, but you can certainly see why some styles of art and design would suddenly go out of fashion.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 11:28 AM   #115
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At least here in Brum we don't have a Reich-o Arena.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 12:47 PM   #116
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A selection of photos of a treeless Centenary Square, which from my point of view is great, I, and other photographers can now take for now, uninterrupted photos of buildings and its architecture.

Baskerville House Birmingham. by metrogogo, on Flickr

Hall of Memory Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr

Hall of Memory Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr

Centenary Square Birmingham by metrogogo, on Flickr

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Centenary Square by metrogogo, on Flickr

Centenary Square by metrogogo, on Flickr

Centenary Square by metrogogo, on Flickr

Sadly, most of these views will be lost with a revamped square,especially at ground level, with 4 clumps of tree planting around the square a lot of the views will be lost.

Centenary Square design Graeme Massie by metrogogo, on Flickr
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 01:39 PM   #117
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I do think the redevelopment will be well worth it though. At the moment, the square just looks a bit outdated and tired, and somewhere you pass through rather than go to. The more usable public spaces, the better it will make the city. The walk from the new Paradise Circus to here could end up being one of the best walks in the city centre, especially with a lot of new trees, which work so well in city squares.
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Do we think those trees are going to be reinstated? I have my doubts when there's a overhead lines for the metro due.
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Do we think those trees are going to be reinstated? I have my doubts when there's a overhead lines for the metro due.
Not reinstated but the amount of tree planting to take place as part of the redevelopment will out weight what has been lost.
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