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Report - Western Tower, Reading - May 2015

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Landie_Man, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Landie_Man

    Landie_Man "Landie" or Harry :-)
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    Well, 2015 has turned up a lot of sites which I have been waiting to do for years! This one I have been looking at for about 5 years now and was always sealed quite tight.

    Constructed in 1967 next to Reading Railway Station, the building was occupied by British Rail but has been disused since they vacated in approx 1995 but I don't know for sure.

    The hideous building is going to make way for new developments within the city.

    The insides weren't TOO bad considering and I was able to find a fairly photogenic office with a nice old school floor. That said, this place was maintained for so long and even had working lifts to the top! It was maintained for many years after closure and I'd have like to have seen it before Demo began, but sometimes the only way too see these places is to wait till holes are ripped into them.


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  2. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    nice piks pal
     
  3. The Lone Ranger

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    Nicely done, think Reading looks it's best in the dark :thumb
     
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    Good stuff :thumb

    It certainly does
     
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    I know this building very well, I worked there for about six months of nights as an electrician, I carried out repair and improvements, even though they new the building would be coming down, I'm suprised it's still there.

    It was a building very much of it's era. when I started working there it was about 30% occupied and when i finished it was empty apart from the railway control room, definetely best viewed at night, it was always quite interesting watching the drug deals going on at the multi storey car park and hundreds of clubbers fighting and puking out the front. The homeless sleeping in the car park shadows was a bit spooky at 3am.

    Nice pics
     
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    Cool stuff :thumb
     
  7. Landie_Man

    Landie_Man "Landie" or Harry :-)
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    Reading looks better not in my eyesight....



    Got a Closure date? I thought about 1995
     
  8. Els

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    I was here picking up my Mrs from Reading Station a few weeks back - both my kids spent ages trying to work out how that graff got up there while we were waiting.
     
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