NS5963 : Hutchesontown 'C' tower blocks 1964

taken 57 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Hutchesontown 'C' tower blocks  1964
Hutchesontown 'C' tower blocks 1964
Under construction in 1964. These blocks were designed by the prominent British Architect Sir Basil Spence (of Coventry Cathedral) as part of the major redevelopment of the Gorbals area which had become notorious for its slum conditions. After early approval by residents, the blocks proved difficult and expensive to maintain, and despite their distinctive design were finally demolished in 1993 after a relatively short life.
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Date Taken
May 1964   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 3 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Housing (from Tags)
High Rise Flats 
Architect (from Tags)
Basil Spence 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5952 6387 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.8509N 4:14.7201W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5950 6393
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Glasgow Gorbals  Suburban Main Road 

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