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Old September 3rd, 2019, 10:09 PM   #281
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A shame they couldn't reuse the glass as panels - that entrance canopy is going to look so awkward soon so i suppose we'll see that happen after the Rep has its work done. Therefore another period of works in the area.....
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Old September 3rd, 2019, 11:10 PM   #282
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Yes they should have rebuilt the existing facade but just moved it a few meters forward (or as far forward as is necessary). The building would then look pretty much the same. It would be different to tell it had been extended. The ICC/Symphony Hall would get to keep its 80s/90s identity and we’d still have the attractive, reflective windows and all the excellent photography that goes with them.
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Old September 4th, 2019, 02:23 PM   #283
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Don't quite get the strong feeling for those glass panels. I mean, they were pretty duff to be honest. Hardly that memorable. I remember the FT writing about the opening of the ICC in 1991 saying the best bits were the inside of Symphony Hall, not the outside.
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Old September 4th, 2019, 07:52 PM   #284
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Old September 4th, 2019, 08:25 PM   #285
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What happens if it rains now that the foyer is completely open to the elements? (apart from that it gets wet)

When is this scheduled for completion?
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Old September 4th, 2019, 09:17 PM   #286
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What happens if it rains now that the foyer is completely open to the elements? (apart from that it gets wet)

When is this scheduled for completion?
Walked past this morning and the inside has all been sealed off around the balconies to protect it from the elements.
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Old September 5th, 2019, 02:47 PM   #287
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Completion is supposed to be September 2020.
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Old September 5th, 2019, 03:46 PM   #288
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Just in time for the Conservative Party Conference in the back end of September then
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Just in time for the Conservative Party Conference in the back end of September then
If there's still a Conservative Party. I hope they've booked and paid in advance.
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Old September 5th, 2019, 06:05 PM   #290
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I wonder how the trams will be disrupted next September when King Boris and his jolly blue crew come to town?

Non delegates aren't even allowed in the locked down Square at that time.
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Old September 5th, 2019, 09:08 PM   #292
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If there's still a Conservative Party. I hope they've booked and paid in advance.
At least the Conservatives hold some of their conferences in Birmingham, the last time Labour held a conference in the city was 1928.

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I wonder how the trams will be disrupted next September when King Boris and his jolly blue crew come to town?

Non delegates aren't even allowed in the locked down Square at that
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Tram services shouldn't be disrupted as the tram stop is outside the security controlled area although there will be a police presence.

Back on topic with the last of the glass panes being dismantled from Symphony Hall.


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Old September 6th, 2019, 10:32 AM   #293
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Symphony Hall could do with a jet wash
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Old September 7th, 2019, 10:52 PM   #294
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Those trilite trusses are very useful also
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Old September 15th, 2019, 12:57 AM   #295
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Old September 15th, 2019, 02:00 PM   #296
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I think it's an improvement but it could have been better, not sure how it will age either.
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Old September 16th, 2019, 04:33 PM   #297
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They are cutting and removing the white erm, things, today, hopefully there’s a big lintel and the whole of the front won’t come crashing down It does look a little exposed.
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The whole front is no more.

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