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Glasgow in the 1990s
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:14 pm    Post subject: Glasgow in the 1990s  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

While not as comprehensive as Streapadair's from the 1970's ... this gives a wee look at how the city was at the end of the 20th century. All are scanned from the original negatives so I hope all the work was worthwhile

King Street car park looking towards St Enoch Centre ... the building on the left was the former headquarters of the Glasgow and South Western Railway. The red shop front was Escom who bought the rights to the Commodore Amiga. They went bust shortly before this photo was taken

Glasgow_Aug96-01 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The newly opened Gallery of Modern Art ... originally a Country House which became the Stock Exchange. It was used by the council as Stirling's Library for many years before being converted to its present use

Glasgow_Aug96-02 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, which opened in 1990 when Glasgow was European City of Culture. Buchanan Galleries is under construction in the background

Glasgow_Aug96-03 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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The western end of West Regent Street with Holland Street closing the view. The old town houses at the Pitt Street corner have now been replaced with modern hotels

Glasgow_Aug96-04 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Douglas Street from St Vincent Street ... with the Cadogan Square development beyond the arches on Cadogan Street. Also visible is the now-demolished Albany Hotel at Bothwell Street

Glasgow_Aug96-05 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

St Vincent Lane ... think I only took this because it is unusual to see the rear of a building clad in glass rather than being plain

Glasgow_Aug96-06 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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The Scottish Legal Life building on Bothwell Street, still occupied by the company to the present day

Glasgow_Aug96-07 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Looking north across the city from the Necropolis with the Wellpark Brewery prominent in the foreground. The now-demolished tower blocks at Dalmarnock and the still standing ones at Ruby Street are also seen. Behind the leaves on the right are the former Mitchellhill blocks in Castlemilk

Glasgow_Oct96-01 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The former Great Eastern Hotel on Duke Street and the Ladywell housing estate make up the foreground with the tower blocks of the Gorbals on the skyline. Only those Gorbal's blocks to the left remain today

Glasgow_Oct96-02 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The tower blocks of the Ladywell housing scheme still stand today, having being refurbished recently, whilst their contemporaries in the background at the Gorbals have been demolished

Glasgow_Oct96-03 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Looking west towards the City Centre and Townhead with the Cathedral prominent in the foreground

Glasgow_Oct96-04 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

A panoramic view combining the two previous images

Glasgow_Oct96-07 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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The Victorian part of Glasgow Royal Infirmary from the Necropolis

Glasgow_Oct96-05 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The newer part of the GRI with the former Pinkston tower blocks at Sighthill in the background. The other blocks to the right at Charles Street, Royston are still there today

Glasgow_Oct96-06 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

A panoramic view of the GRI from the two previous images

Glasgow_Oct96-08 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Glasgow Catherdal, the religious heart of the city and the starting point for the city's development after the arrival of St Mungo from way off Fife

Glasgow_Oct96-09 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Provand's Lordship, the oldest building in Glasgow. Once surrounded by tenement properties, today it stands isolated. It is now used as a museum

Glasgow_Oct96-10 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Sauchiehall Street at the top of Buchanan Street. Buchanan Galleries is under construction, whilst the building on the right was, at that time, the George Hotel. The facade was retained when the building was refurbished a few years after this image was taken

Glasgow_Oct96-11 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Glasgow School of Art .. Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece. It is probably the best known building in the city to those who don't live here

Glasgow_Oct96-12 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Glasgow School of Art entrance

Glasgow_Oct96-13 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Charing Cross ... the M8 underpass effectively cut-off Woodside from Garnethill back in the 1960's

Glasgow_Oct96-14 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

St George's Mansions at Woodlands Road / St George's Road still overlook the junction to the present day

Glasgow_Oct96-15 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

A panoramic view of Charing Cross comprising the previous two images

Glasgow_Oct96-16 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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The fountain at Charing Cross in memory of long-forgotten Glasgow MP Charles Cameron

Glasgow_Oct96-17 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Charing Cross Mansions which were built on the site of a row of Georgian townhouses called Albany Mansions ... a few traces of which are still there to this day

Glasgow_Oct96-18 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The Mitchell library on North Street ... built at the bequest of Glasgow tobacco merchant Stephen Mitchell

Glasgow_Oct96-19 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr
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Tay House which dates from the 1990's and was built on the motorway bridge "left over" during motorway construction in the 1960's

Glasgow_Oct96-20 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

Another redundant footbridge from the motorway construction era. This was meant to lead to a never-completed part of the Anderston centre development and was finally opened to the public in 2013 as part of a new cycle / pedestrian route. I abseiled down the right face of this building for charity back in 1999

Glasgow_Oct96-21 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr

The Glasgow Hilton which opened in 1992 ... with the previously mentioned footbridge crossing the M8 in the foreground

Glasgow_Oct96-22 by Alistair Morrow, on Flickr


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