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My favourite lump of concrete and rebar is finally gone

My favourite lump of concrete and rebar is finally gone. AND they’ve dropped the screens around the site, so we can see the ground.

Sadly, we can’t see the base of the block, since they’ve also finished clearing that away too, and the ground has been levelled.

It used to be a mass of concrete and twisted rebar too, but I only know that because I was able to eyeball it through a pinhole in the fence, so couldn’t take a pic.

So, all you get is the nice, tidy, cleared site.

(Although I’ve titled this series of concrete-y pics as Dumbarton Road, that’s only for consistency since I started that way. In fact, this is wrong, I’ve learned better, and at this point this road is actually still named Argyle Street.)

Dumbarton Road concrete and rebar gone

Dumbarton Road concrete and rebar gone

That’s all.

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23/06/2019 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Dumbarton Road concrete still has serious rebar

Passed my favourite lump of concrete today, and could see it a bit better since there’s no work going on a Saturday.

While the view is only over the top of the site gate, it just adds to the mystery for me.

Archive pics show the building was only four storeys, similar to an ordinary Glasgow tenement, yet the windowless building which stood here seems to have been hugely over-engineered, with concrete that appeared to be metres thick, with a layer of decorative blocks laid around it, and the concrete being a mass of rebar – steel reinforcement bars.

I spotted the tangled rebar twisted from earlier demolition weeks ago.

This view shows the same, even after much of what was there has been broken down and removed.

There’s STILL a tangled mass of rebar sticking out of what appears to be a massive concrete base for such a relatively small building.

I really do wonder what was going on in this building.

What was its purpose?

Why did it need all that concrete and rebar?

Dumbarton Road concrete rebar

Dumbarton Road concrete rebar

The windowless building, as spotted by Street View.

Dumbarton Road Western Infirmary Building 2018

Dumbarton Road Western Infirmary Building 2018

19/05/2019 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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