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aress

Dunira Street, Tollcross (Demolition)

Today, work has begun by Central Demolitions, on bringing down the council tenements at Dunira Street in Tollcross. Windows and internal fixtures are currently being removed. Looks like it won't be very long before these flats are rubble!

I'll add more photos as the demolition progresses.

aress

aress wrote:


Hhmmm... my photos won't display for some reason...
cybers

You need to use a photo host like Flickr, photobucket or tinypic etc. Uploading to the forum gallery is unreliable at best. All of the above offer free accounts then its straight forward to share the photos usuing the code provided by the host site.
aress

cybers wrote:
You need to use a photo host like Flickr, photobucket or tinypic etc. Uploading to the forum gallery is unreliable at best. All of the above offer free accounts then its straight forward to share the photos usuing the code provided by the host site.


How very queer! Thanks for the advice. Think I have an old Flickr account banging about somewhere... :)
norrie

Hi aress, keep them coming
aress

norrie wrote:
Hi aress, keep them coming


Will do, my friend! Looks like they're getting to work quickly. Probably a matter of a week or two before we have a couple of urban meadows!
aress

Here you can see the subsidence, one of the reasons these flats are being demolished.

smb95

aress wrote:
Here you can see the subsidence, one of the reasons these flats are being demolished.


I'm pretty sure some sections were actually built lower than others.
Shame about the subsidence problem though, those tenements look pretty good.
aress

Yeah there's some pretty severe subsidance in a couple of areas, I'll get some more photos before they start tearing it down. On that photo above, if you look at the top floor flat (the one with the satellite dish attached), you can clearly see the entire building is leaning backwards!  
aress

Hi all,

quick wee update. Demolition has now begun on the tenements. Scaffolding has been erected at the gable end which the tenements share with older, more traditional blocks, and it looks like that part of the block is being taken down by hand - possibly to avoid any damage to the neighbouring building.

aress

Hi all,

seems full demolition began today. Unfortunately, I was at work - but I did manage to snap this pic from my car! Will get some more pics up soon...

aress

...closer look;

Hawick_1987

aress wrote:
...closer look;



I'm sure there's a remark to be made...something about hose...length...  
norrie

I got a shot like that in Bridgeton, wonder if it the same guy holding the hose
Marblez

norrie wrote:
I got a shot like that in Bridgeton, wonder if it the same guy holding the hose

Someone is definitely taking the piss      
aress

Remember "Honest John's" grocery store at the top of Dunira Street? Gone!



aress

Well. That didn't take long!



norrie

Glad I got shots of that a few years ago
aress

Just been along to take a few more snaps for you lovely people...

Here's the metal monster that's tearing these buildings apart;


Little remains of the outside wall;


Your days are numbered, Dunira Street!
Beano

Aress...great wee set, btw did you take a pic of Honest John's before it was demolished...  
aress

Beano wrote:
Aress...great wee set, btw did you take a pic of Honest John's before it was demolished...  


Thanks, Ben! Not sure if I have any photos of Honest John's before it was demolished. Will have a look. It had sat derelict for almost a year, though. No idea what happened to the owner, or why it closed!
DavidMcD316

Honest Johns demolished? say it aint so!!??

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