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