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DavidMcD316

What's the most run down building in glasgow?

After the springburn public halls that lay to rack and ruin for near 30 years was demolished, what building is the most derelict and/or lay empty the longest for some reason and never got demolished or refurbished?

That old biscuit place at the side of kingston bridge...you can almost see it fall apart on a daily basis for example.
Vinny the Mackem

This building doesn't look very well!

Hawick_1987

There is fallen masonry and Stanley Street is partially closed after a few recent collapses.
cybers

Not collapses ... Pikeys demolishing walls to get at the metal window frames theres is even main support columns been knocked out  which is getting like a scrappys game of Jenga ...the tits don't seem to realise the structural damage the y are doing and will no doubt realise too late.
Hawick_1987

cybers wrote:
Not collapses ... Pikeys demolishing walls to get at the metal window frames theres is even main support columns been knocked out  which is getting like a scrappys game of Jenga ...the tits don't seem to realise the structural damage the y are doing and will no doubt realise too late.


   
John

cybers wrote:
Not collapses ... Pikeys demolishing walls to get at the metal window frames theres is even main support columns been knocked out  which is getting like a scrappys game of Jenga ...the tits don't seem to realise the structural damage the y are doing and will no doubt realise too late.


I was met with a similar scene at a Whisky Bond in Barrowfield in the 80`s where the scrap guys had removed the cast columns on the top floor and propped the roof up with 3x2 timbers  

I think Stanley st was partly closed off beforehand due to crumbling masonry from Our Lady And St Margaret's RC Primary School, Presbytery.
cybers

When i was doing my recce of Gray Dunn before all the frontal damage John it was indeed partly closed for the presbytery. I would not imagine the cast frames to be worth the amount of effort to remove them but I suppose when you get right back down to the bare bones of the place its probably all thats left.

When i was in there was a bunch of wee guys ripping out the copper wires and i was thinking dumbasses why are you not just lifting the floor plates to the scales for the bush brass counterweights... Good chance they were still in situ as they looked really old... Though some cunning service company might have removed those to and replaced them with cast.
John

Cybers, I got the opportunity to walk through Gray Dunn`s a couple of times when it was a `live` building and it was an education in biscuit making lol, but I am very surprised that no-one has taken the opportunity to convert it into flats given the location as it was and still is an attractive and solid building with lots of potential. I know there has been some damage due to pilfering, but structurally it looks sound. Wanna invest in a luxury flats adventure ?
derelictglasgow

Dunn's is falling down literally but I'd also suggest Haghill School, the gable end top fell down, sandstone litters parts of the site where blocks have tumbled from on high, the walls are almost black in parts from saturation and plant growth etc is rampant. It is truly to use a technical term ****ed.
It reminds me of Springburn, but its in a worst condition almost.
Vinny the Mackem

I had to look up the location of the Gray Dunn building as I wasn't sure where it was.  However, what is this building, which is (I think) opposite the factory.  This doesn't look long for this world either!

http://goo.gl/maps/4MNWI

(yes, I know I could look it up and research it, but I'm not feeling well - awww! )
derelictglasgow

http://www.architectureglasgow.co...erelict.presbytery.stanleyst.html
Vinny the Mackem

Cheers!  
Charlie Endell

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
This building doesn't look very well!



That's ma hoose   .
Vinny the Mackem

Vinny the Mackem

Charlie Endell wrote:

That's ma hoose   .


I see you've got the decorators in .....  

Stuball

I've always been mystified why they've kept this fragment of building when all the rest has been knocked down...
Vinny the Mackem

Whilst having a wander yesterday in Govan, I passed by this in Whitefield Street.  No idea what it was, I'm sure someone here will know.  Looks fairly run down though!  



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