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allanphillips

Pollokshaws Demolition

I don't know if there is any truth in the rumours I have seen on a few sites, stating that the date for demolition on the other flats at Pollokshaws is the 30th Aug. Anyone heard any different?
fastnet

allan................I am not back to work until friday but could find out for you then.
Alex Glass

I understand they keep changing the date. Will see what I can find out.
John

Alex Glass wrote:
I understand they keep changing the date. Will see what I can find out.


They do and it`s one of the reasons i never see the blowdowns as i need a bit of notice
maximusmop

demolition date

i think it may happen this sunday as the signs are up for a 5 week road closure  nxt to the blocks, will confirm this tommorow!
James

Re: demolition date

maximusmop wrote:
i think it may happen this sunday as the signs are up for a 5 week road closure nxt to the blocks, will confirm this tommorow!

The latest I heard was its Sunday 30 August.



James H
maximusmop

i work on the buses and had it confirmed for the 30th as the 23 is being diverted for 5 weeks while shawbridge flats are knocked down and cleared!
James

12pm for this I've heard, unless anyone knows different...



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James

Landmark city tower blocks razed in just 8 seconds (Evening Times)



HUNDREDS of people watched as two 40-year-old tower blocks in Glasgow's south
side were reduced to rubble in seconds.


The demolition of the 23-storey landmarks at 124 and 142 Shawbridge Street,
Pollokshaws, took place at noon yesterday, watched by crowds who gathered
on a grass verge overlooking the site.

It took just eight seconds and 30 kilos of explosives to turn the towers into a
pile of dust and concrete as onlookers cheered. More than 200 households within
the 150m radius of the exclusion zone had to be evacuated and spent the day at
a rest centre where breakfast, lunch and entertainment, including films and bingo,
were provided.

Built in 1967 at a cost of around 1m, the properties were once home to 210
households. However, Glasgow Housing Association decided to demolish the blocks
in 2005 following a decline in demand for high-rise homes. By October 2007 all
tenants had been relocated.

Two nearby blocks, in Riverford Road and Riverbank Street, were also razed last
year as part of a major overhaul of the area by GHA.



James H
maximusmop

help please!

i missed the demoltion and the stv and bbc news reports for the demolition any chance someone could find both links and post them here!!!
danielbhoy

i found this on youtube hope u like it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTGjNF-H5v4

norrie

Hi james, thanks for posting those photos, I forgot all about the demolition, silly me
To think that they demolished loads of tenements in that area to build high rise and they never lasted as long as the old buildings.
There is a web site showing Pollokshaws as it was and it was criminal to have destroyed a community.

Bye for now, norrie
Jock58

Hi All

Have i said before ?? I was born in Greenview street across from the bank building that's still standing.
We were moved out for regeneration of the area, less than 50 years its all happening again. Can't wait to see what they do 50 years from now      

Jock58
Doog Doog

Some pics of the swimming baths being demolished that a friend took and has kindly let me post them here:












norrie

Hi doog doog, when were the photos taken?
Bye for now, norrie
Doog Doog

Norrie,I've no idea.
Will find out the next time I speak to him.
Stuball

They kept that demolition quiet!
Doog Doog

Doog Doog wrote:
Norrie,I've no idea.
Will find out the next time I speak to him.


they were taken last week,my mate's going back down that way tomorrow.
cybers

There is not much change the roads been shut going westward for around 2 weeks .... I never even hgave it a glance though pass it almost daily.
snakio

snakio

pollokshaws sporte center demolition
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snakio

hi everyone,  i managed to gain entry because of very nice demolition men,         old pollokshaws baths !,
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John

The road closure put me off too as I had a look when they first closed it then just got used to going round about it without looking too much, but got my eye on it last night, they fair kept that one quiet.
snakio

still plenty pics to come
snakio

......... the base of the big long pokey thing !!!!
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anyone for a sauna !!!
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     the old pale blue colour under the peeling skin
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   still looks in good nick !!!
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ghostly reflection on the glass !!!!
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 ........cos this ones being demolished !!!!!
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  the beast lurks !!!!
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,..     nice view of the old paint under the plaster
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  bowls look very new
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  you can just picture the water below where we used to dive in for the rubber brick !
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   the way in
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 the fred dibnah memorial stands proud
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     shawbridge arcade,   looking very near demolition
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Doog Doog

aye,good set Dude
Stuball

Snakio, thanks for posting your collection of photos. Could I ask you, for future postings, to perhaps post 3 or 4 pictures per post?
snakio

yes,  will do dude.    cheers
big soup

not much left of the old baths now,road closure lifted, rubble getting moved off site

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