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Seriously though, looks shit IMO, white is useless in Scotland once the rain comes (and inevitable drainage issues surface)
I agree with that, white is too clinical and dull for our climate. It's partly why I don't care much for the Scottish Power build and the college campus.

Here's what a warmer colour palette can do with similar proposals:

http://glennhowells.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/150918-news-lincoln-house.jpg

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Yes, that's why the original plan for the Buchanan Galleries carpark to be built above it caused such a ruckus.

Though I'd gladly sacrifice ambiance and my lungs if it prevented a ducking multi-storey from looming over our main civic square.
 

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Interesting. But a street lined with trees would do the same job hint hint.

Living sculptures to tackle toxic fumes in Glasgow city centre



...But now state-of-the-art green structures are being brought in to help purify the atmosphere in two of the city’s busiest streets – Royal Exchange Square, near Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art, and Killermont Street, by the bus station.

Known as CityTrees, they are covered in a moss-like plant that sucks potentially deadly nitrates from the air.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/enviro...-toxic-fumes-in-glasgow-city-centre-1-4473411
 

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Glad they're cracking down on this, it should make quite a difference on tidying up the biggest offending streets.

Plan to rid Glasgow streets of commercial rubbish bins comes into force this week

As of Sunday, any commercial bins found on the city centre streets and lanes will be confiscated by the council

A six month pilot project designed to clean up Glasgow’s streets comes into operation this weekend.

As of Sunday (June 25), any commercial waste containers found on the streets or lanes of the eight pilot areas in the city centre centre outwits designated times will be removed.
http://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/plan-rid-glasgow-streets-commercial-13223499
 
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