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jaykay

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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2011, 11:20:03 AM »
The girl who sailed around the world was LISA CLAYTON,I did the banners and signage for her and have a photo somewhere of my grandson at the helm of the yacht

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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2011, 12:27:32 PM »
Some love it, some hate it. I think this may be the building that started all the weird architecture in Birmingham. In my personal opinion I think it is rubbish, but as I never tire of saying. These buildings were not designed with my age group in mind.
 
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2011, 12:40:35 PM »
Phil, I wonder what it will be like when this building is classed as old fashioned.

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« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2011, 12:58:19 PM »
John
 
I don't think you and I will have to worry about that.
 
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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2011, 03:08:28 PM »
Saw this monstrosity the other day a new car park on Eastside.Dek

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« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2011, 04:16:55 PM »
Hi
 
This is part of the thread from "Streets of the City" If you want to add to the discussion in photo or text, then please do it here.
 
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2011, 04:58:03 PM »
Hi Bobby
 
As what being said here wasn't a lot to do with the streets of the town centre, I decided to separate it on to its own thread. It makes both threads easier to follow.
 
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Re: Birmingham's Architecture Today
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2011, 06:53:04 PM »

Oh, I'm so sad about Charlie, he was a nice guy I liked him very much, he also had a mate called Harry who helped him Friday evening and all day Saterday,mind you it was always busy, , what happened to him,? do you know, ? the last I heard was Harry had moved to Northfield or somewhere like that ..John
   
Dunno about Harry, John, I only just about remember him.
 
I don't recall any of the Muntz Street businesses starting up again elsewhere after the Community Centre was built.
   
I quite like 70's architecture and reckoned the Community Centre looked pretty good when built.       The greenery that's grown up around it since adds the final touch.       And having the eyesore opposite to compare it with makes it look a million times better still!   :)
   
There used to be a swimming baths (the replacement for Green Lane Baths) on the corner of Muntz Street and Baker Street, and it was glazed in such a way that the pool area was fully visible from the street.        The windows have now been covered over (a Muslim decency thing?) and this detracts from the designer's intention.   :(       
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