NT1970 : Demolition of the Sighthill Tower Blocks

taken 7 years ago, near to Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Demolition of the Sighthill Tower Blocks
Demolition of the Sighthill Tower Blocks
The ash and debris cloud getting higher, and closer. The previous two frames in the sequence have been omitted. See NT1970 : Demolition of Sighthill Tower Blocks for the next.
Sighthill Tower Blocks
Three multistorey 1960s tower blocks, by the Calder Road in Edinburgh, unoccupied for sometime, and demolished in September 2011. A series of photos from before and after the event. A large crowd gathered to watch the event on a sunny Sunday morning. The only downside was the wind, blowing from the demolition area towards the crowd, who were enveloped in a thick cloud of dust and fine debris. The 285 flats will be replaced by 320 new homes, for sale and rent, and half will be affordable [not sure about the other half?]
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1984 7094 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.4898N 3:17.0620W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1982 7120
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Tower Blocks  Demolition  Sighthill 

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