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Report - Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham - March 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by WhoDaresWins, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. WhoDaresWins

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    Visited with Seffy. (And Monkey during the night before)

    I have to thank Seffy for proposing to have a look at this one as he knew it was closed and in the process of being demo'd in the near future. We scoped this out on an evening and was surprised how straight forward it was. In fact I'm surprised that this hasn't been done before. I can't find any reports online. Me and Seffy then went the next day for some day time shots. We had no issue again and got to see it properly. Being a fan of brutalist architecture I loved it. It's a huge fortress like building that despite being stripped for the most part was very fun to explore. There is very busy walkway that leads right through the middle of it. But people rarely look up.

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    Thanks for looking.​
     
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    Totally nice work. A first I think, and also surprised it hasn't been done before.
     
  3. Bertie Bollockbrains

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    Well done mate.. myself and the wife were looking at this saturday afternoon trying to figure a way in.
     
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    Pretty cool that mate, a good find for sure :)
     
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    Cracking stuff :thumb
     
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    Nice snaps, certainly does look like a fun explore. Distinct lack of books for a library though, hope they're still 'in use' somewhere...
     
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    good Shots btw :D
     
  8. WhoDaresWins

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    I only found one. They all got moved to the newly built library nearby.
     
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    Nicely done mate and was good to meet up again last Saturday:thumb
     
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    Great stuff, nice pics and report :thumb
     
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    I'm sat right in front of one of those right now, no wonder they left it behind. Diggin' this report also.
     
  12. WhoDaresWins

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    :laugh . Is it a microfiche reader by the way? That's my assumption of what it was.
     
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    Fantastic shots, and what a place!

    Vast open spaces, and those shots of the balcony really showcase the engineering of this building.

    I thought the place was in the process of being demolished. Has it been postponed?
     
  14. Simon J Sanigarr

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    that's one cool library!!
     
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    Really good pics, nice work
     
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