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.
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
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.
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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