SE2933 : Leeds inner ring road

taken 10 years ago, near to Leeds, Great Britain

Leeds inner ring road
Leeds inner ring road
During the early 1970's, Leeds was clearing huge areas of older housing, to improve the city's ever growing traffic congestion. The Leeds inner ring, was a mixture of open & tunnel sections. Opened in 1974, Leeds was to use the motto 'Leeds motorway city of the 1970's' This view shows the Leeds International pool, Built in 1967 it is at the time of writing (March 6th 2008)only months away from demolition. The International pool has always been a controversial building, The Architect John Poulson was to even cause a major political scandal, and was subsequently jailed for corruption.
To see more behind the scenes views, taken only weeks before demolition, with the Poulson story and detailed history of the building see here LinkExternal link
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Friday, 29 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 March, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 293 337 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.9271N 1:33.3987W
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