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:) It looks quite horrid eh! West Brom didn't need this, it needed investment into the city centre itself, I cannot think of any reasons to visit the city and I am not being cruel, I would love to say it's a cool place but it is hard faced, deprived and unnatractive, the only good thing is the metro into Brum, and now it has a big mr blobby warehouse for??? what the **** does it house, it looks like a cheap Paris disneyland last minute attraction, sorry West Brom but I think this one is a big spanner.
 

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It isn't finished yet so I'll reserve my judgement till then.

but I do think it's a welcome addition to West Brom especially when you look at the state central shopping area and the burnt out buildings directly opposite the new pUBLIC.

 

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I think that building is awful, sorry but It looks like a bad kids drawing. I was wondering too what had happened to Hoody.
 

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Interesting thing I discovered today was that the exterior boxy facade is largely independent of the rest the rest of the building which is a series of unusual four storey H frames which support the floors and the spiral ramp

The people of West Brom seem very enthusiastic too and i'm finding it all very exciting :) The buillding will be finished in 2006 but they are having walk abouts in the meantime













 

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Oh man, I adore that. Absolutely adore it. Seems incredibly cheap, but what they've done is gorgeous. Like a Blue Peter jobby. Made with plastic, sellotape and an empty can of Lilt and they ended up with a sexy can of SUPER LILT.
 

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I suppose the facade is independant from the structure because it'll be easy to reclad in the future to refresh the building. Most new buildings are like this nowadays - economically thought out well. Great pics Foxtrot - this is truly an interesting landmark for West Brom.
 
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