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Doorstop

Demolition of Buchanan Street Concert Hall Steps.

Despite a petition against it, the council has lodged an application to demolish the Concert Hall steps at the head of Buchanan Street.

STV Article

Lodge an official complaint against the planning application:

Official Planning Permission Application Details
Hawick_1987



I thought this was the joke thread for a minute...
Doorstop

Nope, perfectly serious.

What part of the two valid links above made you think it was a joke thread, just as a matter of interest?
Gina

I haven't managed to find any artists impressions of what this rotunda is going to look like but I did find this video about a guy being nabbed with a cone at the Duke of Wellington statue.

Hawick_1987

Doorstop wrote:
Nope, perfectly serious.

What part of the two valid links above made you think it was a joke thread, just as a matter of interest?


I was being sarcastic mate. I'm against the removal of the steps.
Catnip

Having never done that, how does one lodge a complaint? Sign up and leave a comment, or?
cybers

I am actually curious now as to those complaining about the removal of the steps as to how many of them might have complained about the construction of the steps. I thought there was a plan to actually cover over most of Sauchiehall Street and all of Buchanan street  

There are bigger issues around the city to be dealing with than worrying about a set of steps.
The demolition of vast tracts of council homes where the council has then sold the land to PishPosh flat developers where the mortgage will last longer than the sh!t box they are building. The displacement of the homeless as the land the Model was sitting on was worth more to developers of flats than the lives of the people it displaced.

It's a set of steps FFS. I would bet there is not one scheme left in the city where they are not displacing folk for the money. There never seems to be any objection to those applications. Oh forgot they disguise it under the banner of regeneration and improvement. Ask the people of London how that's working out for them.
BTJustice

Im kinda with Cybers on this one, its just a set of steps that only go to one place. Was there a petition when the stairs were removed from St.Enochs square a few years ago?
RDR

cybers wrote:
I am actually curious now as to those complaining about the removal of the steps as to how many of them might have complained about the construction of the steps. I thought there was a plan to actually cover over most of Sauchiehall Street and all of Buchanan street  

There are bigger issues around the city to be dealing with than worrying about a set of steps.
The demolition of vast tracts of council homes where the council has then sold the land to PishPosh flat developers where the mortgage will last longer than the sh!t box they are building. The displacement of the homeless as the land the Model was sitting on was worth more to developers of flats than the lives of the people it displaced.

It's a set of steps FFS. I would bet there is not one scheme left in the city where they are not displacing folk for the money. There never seems to be any objection to those applications. Oh forgot they disguise it under the banner of regeneration and improvement. Ask the people of London how that's working out for them.


Have to agree with this. As much as it's a pointless exercise, there are many more important matters the GCC are involved in we should be objecting to.
Hawick_1987

cybers wrote:
I am actually curious now as to those complaining about the removal of the steps as to how many of them might have complained about the construction of the steps. I thought there was a plan to actually cover over most of Sauchiehall Street and all of Buchanan street  

There are bigger issues around the city to be dealing with than worrying about a set of steps.
The demolition of vast tracts of council homes where the council has then sold the land to PishPosh flat developers where the mortgage will last longer than the sh!t box they are building. The displacement of the homeless as the land the Model was sitting on was worth more to developers of flats than the lives of the people it displaced.

It's a set of steps FFS. I would bet there is not one scheme left in the city where they are not displacing folk for the money. There never seems to be any objection to those applications. Oh forgot they disguise it under the banner of regeneration and improvement. Ask the people of London how that's working out for them.


There are more important issues, granted, but this was the one that was raised.

Oh and Cybers, I was just a nipper when the steps were built  
cybers

It may be the one raised but it will never meet its target when there are 50 others exactly like it. Now who would do such a thing .... It's not like a bookies spread betting is it ?
Doorstop

Sets of stairs are just sets of stairs in much the same way as the Boots Clock was just a clock.

The stairs are an iconic meeting place for Glaswegian generations somewhat younger than myself.

I think the main point is, in times of supposed austerity, why is a fully functional Glaswegian landmark being demolished to build what one can only presume to be another set of stairs?

Where's the money coming from, and where are the back handers going?
cybers

The boots clock will still be a sore point for some of the older members on here and they were probably glad to see the back of Dissy Corner  

I agree the steps in their short time being in the city have proved popular as a place to watch the world go by or just meeting pals ...But....

WEE GOGS MATHIESON HATES PEOPLE...cos "People Make Glasgow"  not him.
Doorstop

^ True dat.
RDR

Doorstop wrote:
Sets of stairs are just sets of stairs in much the same way as the Boots Clock was just a clock.

The stairs are an iconic meeting place for Glaswegian generations somewhat younger than myself.

I think the main point is, in times of supposed austerity, why is a fully functional Glaswegian landmark being demolished to build what one can only presume to be another set of stairs?

Where's the money coming from, and where are the back handers going?

does make you wonder......
Hawick_1987

Was 'back handers for every c**t' not the rejected motto?  

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