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Alex Glass

Buchanan Street Development

Hope some people on here will be able to help with a project over the next year or so.

There is a thread here already which discusses the plans to develop the site on Buchanan Stree and there may be some photos there which could be reposted here to help build a picture of the development as it progresses.

I have a couple of photos taken prior to the demolition and hopefully there is someone here who has taken some photos during the demilition and it would be great if anyone took photos of the empty site before the steel frame was erected.

The idea is to select a place to take photos and over the next few months take photos from the same location and post them here to show the changes taking place till the development is completed.

I was out today and took photos from the corner of Sainsbury's, to the right of the entrance to the Buchanan Centre and then on the corner of the building after the gap further south on Buchanan Street.

Feel free to select your own sites or use the same ones I have mentioned here. Also we should remember that there could be photos showing West Nile Street and Bath Steet.

If anyne has any other suggested sites please start a different thread.
Alex Glass











Alex Glass

From Sainsbury's







From the Entrance to Buchanan Galleries











From the Gap on Buchanan Street





ECKYTHUMP

I know there wasnt much space between the old hotel and the subway entrance before this.In this pic it looks like it will be even more cramped.or will there be more space around the subway to walk past?Shouldnt the entrance to subway been included in the building or nearest building maybe townhouse entrance.it just looks so awkward out of place sitting there.
Vinny the Mackem

I've posted some from just before the demolition on the other thread, so I'm not going to clog up this thread!  However, there are some others I've not posted, so here they are!







This one is already posted, but repeated here for comparision with the photo following it!






























Alex Glass

thanks Vinny these are great and hopefully you will bae time to take more over the next year so that we can capture all the after shots we can as the site develops
kev

weechookieburdie

ECKYTHUMP wrote:
I know there wasnt much space between the old hotel and the subway entrance before this.In this pic it looks like it will be even more cramped.or will there be more space around the subway to walk past?Shouldnt the entrance to subway been included in the building or nearest building maybe townhouse entrance.it just looks so awkward out of place sitting there.


As many will no doubt recall, the old entrance to the Buchanan Street Subway station was in a tenement which stood on the right hand side (looking up Buchanan Street from the current station entrance). If memory serves, it was the deepest station with the longest staircase down into the bowels of the earth (or so it seemed to a wee kiddie like me!); and was very dark, dank & dingy. All swept away of course during the modernisation. I always thought the middle of a street was a daft place for a station entrance!
Hawick_1987

Great insight weechookieburdie!  
Vinny the Mackem

From 19 April 2012



Hawick_1987

Taking shape  
ECKYTHUMP

I used to go into the Gallery Bar in the early 80s when it was called The Pig & Whistle:) Good memories.
dmk

dmk

ECKYTHUMP wrote:
I used to go into the Gallery Bar in the early 80s when it was called The Pig & Whistle:) Good memories.


i use to drink in there sometimes
Alex Glass

You beat me to it D I was thinking about posting a couple of photos showing the actual inside as it is now.

As always the quality of your work is much better than mine so I will post a few photos updating the views of the exterior soon. I was up there yesterday afternoon.
dmk

behave lol
just quick snaps as i passed on my way to get the 66 to knightswood ....too much info sorry  
look forward to seeing them  
Alex Glass

Well I will post them and you will see how much better your passing shots are to my carefully taken photographs.      

Knightswood  
dmk

lol
i was dropping off a gift as a wee thankyou for a boy i was shooting in knightswood as part of my extended development for uni
Alex Glass

     
Amazing howmuch information you can get from just one word
dmk

yea i'd be pants if under interrogation pmsl
Alex Glass

     

so how did your project do did you get a good mark
dmk

the project went ok well better than i had anticipated tbh
no results yet alex
hopefully end of may all my results will be online
Alex Glass

Fingers crossed for a good mark for you D  
dmk

thank you  
DavidT

Demolition

Some of the demolition work at Buchanan Street from July 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ochIqzTs0CU
Alex Glass

See rapid progress is being made and hope to post up some new photos soon.
Nice wee video David  
Alex Glass

Photos taken earlier last month firstly from West Regent Street







Bath Street





Buchanan Street











tapdancing

Who owns this new developmental?  is it Buchanan galleries?  Has the plans to built anything on top of the Buchanan bus station diffidently been killed off?

I still wonder why details about that in this thread has been Archived.
Alex Glass

OPENS TODAY

I was going to try and get up to get some photos but the weather is miserable.

Will try and get some soon.
weechookieburdie

Makes me feel all disorientated and OLD! *lol* Great pics of the new build, well done. All feels very strange to me though...
Alex Glass

Got some pictures so will hopefully get them posted up later tonight.
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Hawick_1987

Nice photos Alex. I saw three young girls with what looked like jet packs on their backs, displaying flashy flatscreen TVs advertising the Buchanan Quarter.  
3rd-of-6

Alex Glass wrote:
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Nice to see that the developers kept some older buildings, but this is just wrong .  Maybe it'll look better during a dark skies event.
benjib

Buchanan Quarters timelapse

Hi guys,

Thought I'd share with you a project that I've been working on over the last months that you might be interested in. I've been working on a phone app that allows you to create timelapse videos using your mobile, without the need for a fixed camera, called Overlapse.

The reason I mention it in this thread is that I've been testing it out on the building work of the Buchanan Quarters.

The app uses your own pictures as a guide to help you line up each shot you take. I created a YouTube vid of the Quarters being built using the app to show the results, which is here .. http://youtu.be/v_xN7HmGnFU  .

We're going to be photographing some of the other building work around glasgow (like at Royal exchange square) and the app's going to be available to everyone shortly. But since you guys seem to be the glasgow development specialists I thought I'd share with you early. If anyone would like to try it out for themselves, and has an Android phone (iPhone version's being worked on just now), let me know and I can send you an early beta version!

Our website can be found at http://overlap.se

It's still in development and is getting a makeover shortly! Any feedback / Glasgow timelapse ideas really appreciated as well.

Cheers
Ben
cybers

The video looks impressive and as an app i think its a fantastic idea your link does not work fully so i have taken the option to include it here. I wish you all the luck in the world with this app as I am sure it will spark some interest around these parts.

http://overlap.se/
benjib

Many thanks for the feedback Cybers, yeah am hoping it can be really useful to people, especially round here!
kev

Must say..I got the underground from Byres rd this morning after a bit of tomfoolery with a west end wench last night and was quite impressed when coming out and seeing the new development. Much better than what was there before though glad I took a load of pics prior to it getting knocked down
cybers

I hope you mean the buildings and no the "The West End Wench" Kev  
Ya durty durty basturt  

(Swaps Durty for Lucky when typing)
growler

Nice photos bud, I like what GCC are doing in this part of the City and trust  me I don't say nice things very often about them.
Vinny the Mackem

Evening shot (well, obviously!), 10 July 2013

DavidMcD316

very good photo.
Just reminds me that i dont think ive really be in the city centre much at all for a few years now! Much change.
growler

If you haven't been in the City Centre for a while you will notice a big difference, Glasgow is a great City to walk about especially if your having a wee tipple on the way.
Marblez





Bill_M

This is the rear of the building which was knocked down for the new development, the one with the Italian restaurant which delayed the plans.

Glasgow Back Court
Vinny the Mackem

Nicely captured!  
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