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If there was one building in Birmingham you could, say, treble the height of, which one would you choose?

Mine would be Colmore Gate. There is something about the dark granite cladding on this building that looks really good. If this were 200 metres tall it would look stunning.

Could anyone apply some of their jiggery-pokery computer wizardry on this one, and create a graphic showing it to be 200 metres?
 

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Five Ways Tower - I know its due to be demolished owing to poor interior design but it's still an awesome building
 

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Hyatt Hotel. It should have been over 120m IMHO. Snowhill Plaza was also built too small, it looks odd.
 

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All of them!!!



 

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Gotham City anyone????

Where's OZZY and his BATS when you need 'em??

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Excellent work Martin!

Have you made the Council House taller too?

Looks like the opening credits from Dynasty!
 

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Meanwhile........the Alpha Tower just keeps getting taller!











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i cant help but think that this thread will be able to go with most of the tower we like. afterall we do live in birmingham...most things could have been a little taller!
 

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woodhousen said:
i cant help but think that this thread will be able to go with most of the tower we like. afterall we do live in birmingham...most things could have been a little taller!
The city is slowly evolving. If huge office buildings had been built in the city 20 or 30 years ago they would still be 2/3rds empty today. Birmingham can now sustain some bigger buildings, as it's economy has shifted away from manufacturing and more towards the services & financial sectors in the city centre. I think it is a good thing huge towers weren't erected 30 years ago as I personally think this was a real low point in urban design. We have learnt from our own mistakes, and from others too. Look at Brindleyplace. Ok, it isn't bristling with skyscrapers, but it is a hugely successful area of Birmingham, & I would rather Birmingham looked more like this, than drab thoroughfares like Smallbrook Queensway for example.
 

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Alpha Tower would snap like a matchstick being hit by train if it was that thin.
 

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Yeah! It might need lots of guy ropes to support it! :lol:
 
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