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Anne from Stirchley

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Birmingham's Architecture Today
« on: August 12, 2011, 05:06:15 PM »
Phil, do the Liberty Club and Central Library still stand on Congreve Street?

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 07:58:21 PM »
The Library and Liberal Club have long gone, they were replaced by this New Central Library a good number of years back (photo 1) This has been deemed no longer fit for purpose and is soon to be replaced by (photo 2) on Centenary Square Between the Rep and Baskerville House.
 
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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 10:11:23 PM »
We have the "Dustbin Lid" building, I dub this one the "Chicken Shack" because of the wiry looking effect of the finish, however I find it easy on the eye though rather boxy looking.
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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 10:25:44 PM »
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It reminds me of a load of water tanks stacked up with some camouflage netting thrown over it.
 
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 12:05:39 PM »
I've just had to check the calender to see if this is an April Fool joke....That has to be the worst "building" I have ever seen :( .
It's even worse than this monstrosity in Worcester.

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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 04:18:24 PM »
I've just had to check the calender to see if this is an April Fool joke....That has to be the worst "building" I have ever seen :( .
   
Clearly, you haven't seen the eyesore on the corner of Muntz Street and Somerville Road (in Small Heath).   :-[
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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 05:46:22 PM »
Hello Phil Post#122 although your first photo is clearly the Central Library I cannot relate the second one as being the same building could you enlighten me. Dek

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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2011, 06:20:15 PM »
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Re post #123, the building is an artists impression (computer generated) of the building that is now being built to replace the Central Library.
 
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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2011, 07:38:26 PM »
The Worc's edifice looks loke a school project for 5 year olds, given cardboard and sticky tape etc.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2011, 07:56:11 PM »
Dek
 
Re post #123, the building is an artists impression (computer generated) of the building that is now being built to replace the Central Library.
 
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Cheers Phil I now see it. Not impressed one bit. Dek

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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 08:22:48 AM »
Phil, Muntz Street looks like the Beverly hillbillies treehouse, is that a temporary structure ?