(james benedict brown) on the road

Snapshot: tower block, Glasgow

Posted in Posts by James Benedict Brown on 11 September, 2008

A direct hit to the part of my nerdy heart that loves old sixties tower blocks. Presumably part of either the Western Infirmary or the University of Glasgow, seen from the steps of the Glasgow Museum of Transport.

Having spent much of the last seven years in a twenty storey steel and glass tower block with completely orthogonal façades that are the same regardless of the orientation, I’m intrigued by the pattern of windows to cladding here, and what appears to be the half landings of a stairwell in the middle of the main block.

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  1. horatiohno said, on 11 September, 2008 at 21:01

    Western Infirmary. That monster was the view from my ground floor flat all of last year and stole all our sun. Although I’ll admit it has some sort of rustic, how-hasn’t-it-fallen-apart sort of charm…


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