NT2574 : Demolition, St Andrew Square

taken 5 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Demolition, St Andrew Square
Demolition, St Andrew Square
The end of a long-disused office block.
BCCI building and its Standard Life replacement
A long-disused office block at the southwest corner of St Andrew Square is being demolished. It was home to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International [BCCI], which failed spectacularly in 1991 with debts of 7billion, after investigations into its affairs showed widespread evidence of money-laundering, fraud and deceit. 30 UK councils lost deposits of 82m,of which the largest was the Western Isles Council, with 24m. As far as I know the building has been unused since then and 23 years after the bank's collapse the site is finally being redeveloped. Watch this space.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh 
Disused (from Tags)
Office Block 
Primary Subject of Photo
Demolition Site 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2557 7401 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1997N 3:11.6125W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2554 7402
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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