O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby gazurtoids » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:39 am

thechubbyone wrote:Apparently it's only the roof that's fucked beyond repair so hopefully they can sort it. That said, it's been refurbished and empty for bloody ages without anyone doing anything with it.

Anyone not think this was an insurance job?


Well, that's the thing, why would the landlord bother paying to sort the roof out when they can't even find a tenant? Might they not just do something to prevent water damage, possibly, and then leave it as a city centre eyesore?

But yeah, insurance and convenience occurred to me too.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby moscowhite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:03 am

gazurtoids wrote:
thechubbyone wrote:Apparently it's only the roof that's fucked beyond repair so hopefully they can sort it. That said, it's been refurbished and empty for bloody ages without anyone doing anything with it.

Anyone not think this was an insurance job?


Well, that's the thing, why would the landlord bother paying to sort the roof out when they can't even find a tenant? Might they not just do something to prevent water damage, possibly, and then leave it as a city centre eyesore?

But yeah, insurance and convenience occurred to me too.


It's own by Rushbond, and their track record with looking after listed buildings is pretty excellent. An insurance job just isn't their style. Couple of recent Leeds projects are the Algernon Firth building and conversion of the Alf Cooke printworks into a college, both complicated and expensive heritage projects.

They actually spent a lot of money restoring the exterior of the Majestic so that it has basically been ready for a couple of years for an occupier to come along, finish off the interior and open up. Just when the leisure market in Leeds is starting to pick up would seem an odd time to burn it down.

I spent ages watching it burn last night. The major part of the fire seemed to be in the roof above the plant rooms to the back/west, which says electrical/other fault to me.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:15 am

The girl was after a room in Algernon Firth, looked very nice, but what was available was beyond her (OK, our) budget. Last thing you want to do is share with a bunch of medics anyway.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby the flying pig » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:15 am

maybe woody & bowyer needing to destroy one last piece of evidence?

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby moscowhite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:35 am

32 year old man arrested after 'acting suspiciously' in the area. Shows what I fucking now about electrical faults.

In fact when I first got there about 8pm I texted my mate and said basically it was just a bit of smoke and a lot of fuss about nowt.

Er...

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby OWETB » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:36 am

moscowhite wrote:In fact when I first got there about 8pm


Are you now some kind of roving reporter?

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Tycipa » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:49 am

Stuff you don't forget, I saw
Sound of Music at The Majestic aged 7
Help! at The Crescent aged 7
The Godfather at ABC aged 14
Star Wars at The Odeon aged 19
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Phil LUFC » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:14 am

the flying pig wrote:maybe woody & bowyer needing to destroy one last piece of evidence?

:mrgreen: My first thought on hearing the news was "15 years too late".

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby MightyWhite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:10 pm

Phil LUFC wrote:
the flying pig wrote:maybe woody & bowyer needing to destroy one last piece of evidence?

:mrgreen: My first thought on hearing the news was "15 years too late".


Thirded :lol:
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Oheddieeddie » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:07 pm

OWETB wrote:
moscowhite wrote:In fact when I first got there about 8pm


Are you now some kind of roving reporter?


No he's not, but he was seen acting suspiciously In the area !

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby moscowhite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:54 pm

Oheddieeddie wrote:
OWETB wrote:
moscowhite wrote:In fact when I first got there about 8pm


Are you now some kind of roving reporter?


No he's not, but he was seen acting suspiciously In the area !


I was honestly just passing. Well, I was in the office, and when I heard about the fire I figured I'd better go and have a look; then I ended up tweeting the fucker all night. That's your modern roving reporting for you.

My colleague Shang-Ting took these photos this morning: http://thecitytalking.com/content/2014/ ... t-majestic

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby MightyWhite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:55 pm

Yep, that's fucked
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:04 pm

Roof fires like this, it's usually the volume of water that fucks the building below rather than fire itself.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby thechubbyone » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:07 pm

The Majestic fire started very quietly, and the building is very quiet again now. When things are quiet, though, is when you can hear your heartbeat; you hear a reminder to love.

Are you trying to talk me into bed, Moscow?

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Man Called Sun » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:09 pm

moscowhite wrote:My colleague Shang-Ting took these photos this morning: http://thecitytalking.com/content/2014/ ... t-majestic

Must be a bit tall?
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Blackwhite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:32 pm

thechubbyone wrote:
The Majestic fire started very quietly, and the building is very quiet again now. When things are quiet, though, is when you can hear your heartbeat; you hear a reminder to love.

Are you trying to talk me into bed again, Moscow?

Don't play hard to get.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby thechubbyone » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:35 pm

Blackwhite wrote:
thechubbyone wrote:
The Majestic fire started very quietly, and the building is very quiet again now. When things are quiet, though, is when you can hear your heartbeat; you hear a reminder to love.

Are you trying to talk me into bed again, Moscow?

Don't play hard to get.

Who's playing hard to get? I'm sat here proud, erect and waiting.

I'll leave you all to savour that image for a while.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Blackwhite » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:37 pm

Anyone fancy a game of horseshoes while we wait for the Action?
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby OWETB » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:13 pm


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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:32 am

thechubbyone wrote:
OWETB wrote:Fucking good, its an awful building.

It is, but I get the feeling in years to come people will be reminisce about it and wish it had been saved. Especially as it will probably be replaced by a faceless office block.


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