O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby FredFlintstone » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:33 pm

Still room in the developments at Wellington Place isn't there? All nice and shiny and only 5mins walk from the station...

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Quiffy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:47 am

A big number 4 in leeds? Someone needs to get Billy bremner squeezed in to the shot.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:28 pm

FredFlintstone wrote:Still room in the developments at Wellington Place isn't there? All nice and shiny and only 5mins walk from the station...


You can’t shoehorn specialist shit like broadcast studios into bog standard commercial space.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby FER » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:41 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:It’ll be somewhere south of the river and station I’d guess. You’d have thought LCC would have pitched major redevelopment area and the HS3 station etc.


This. It'll be in the South Bank major regeneration area.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:02 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
FredFlintstone wrote:Still room in the developments at Wellington Place isn't there? All nice and shiny and only 5mins walk from the station...


You can’t shoehorn specialist shit like broadcast studios into bog standard commercial space.


I take it all back.

Firstly, they’re saying ‘national HQ’ but to work in conjunction with the existing London building, and the bulk of the staff remains in London. Which sounds slightly squiffy.

Secondly they’re saying staff will start to move by the end of next year, which rules out new build.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby OWETB » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:46 pm

There are a lot of buildings going up at the minute eric so it could be a new build. Have a look at this short list. The Majestic could quite easily fit the bill for them, prominent location, fully modern with a lot of history and probably the right size for a few hundred people.

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Plenty of other developments ongoing that will be finished in that time frame too.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:18 am

Majestic is indeed C4's first choice apparently.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby OWETB » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:19 am

OWETB wrote:There are a lot of buildings going up at the minute eric so it could be a new build. Have a look at this short list. The Majestic could quite easily fit the bill for them, prominent location, fully modern with a lot of history and probably the right size for a few hundred people.

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Plenty of other developments ongoing that will be finished in that time frame too.


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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:17 am

Massively disappointing that they produced a whole article about the Majestic without once mentioning Bowyer and Woodgate. Standards are slipping.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby OWETB » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:11 pm

Not Leeds, obviously but seeing Notre-Dame on fire is a bit fucking shit. I hope they can rescue it.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby MightyWhite » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:12 pm

Looked well beyond that in the videos. The spire has already fallen and it looks like the fire is getting worse if anything
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Tommy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:25 pm

Sickening. I remember walking around Notre-Dame as a kid, it was enchanting. Hopefully enough will survive for a full restoration.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:26 pm

Gothic cathedrals being what they are, the roof stabilises the top of the walls. The real risk now the roof has gone is that the walls will collapse in.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Terre Harte » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:54 pm

Really depressing. Spent my honeymoon in Paris in 1999. We stayed in the Latin Quarter right by the Notre Dame Cathedral. My wife and I walked by it everyday, but never went in it due to the lines being long. By the time it dawned on us that we hadn't gone in yet, it was too late. So we vowed, tongue-in-cheek, to visit it the next time we went.

Looks like we won't get the chance. :pale:
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby The Tin Man » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:45 pm

It's a metaphor for the fuckwittery of Brexit. :?
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby The Tin Man » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:52 pm

A tweet about the fire ,this could equally apply to the whole world :

"Villard de Honnecourt, Victor Hugo et Violet le Duc doivent se retourner dans leurs tombes. Nous ne sommes pas capables de conserver ce que nos ancêtres nous ont légués"

Villard de Honnecourt, Victor Hugo et Violet le Duc must be turning in their graves. We are not capable of preserving what our ancestors (predecessors) have left us.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:25 pm

Very early on in my career I was working on a Regency building refurb, nearly finished. It burned down overnight, and it turned out that a chippie had stopped work and put a hot circular saw down on some sawdust, but it didn’t actually catch and take hold until about 4am.

This is all wild speculation on my part, but I read that they were re-doing the lead roof and that the fire was first seen about 7pm. I wonder whether someone was lead welding, stopped and didn’t properly check that the area was safe before leaving site. If it is anything like that, it’s a shocker of a fuck up.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Wakefield White » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:Gothic cathedrals being what they are, the roof stabilises the top of the walls. The real risk now the roof has gone is that the walls will collapse in.


I’m hoping the flying buttresses will act as props / ties (less likely). The towers, at least, are robust boxes.
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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby Phil LUFC » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:40 am

If we go up we're installing a couple of 44m high floodlights at either end of the West stand. I make that 35m too short.

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Re: O/T idle thoughts on Leeds architecture

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:50 am

Wakefield White wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:Gothic cathedrals being what they are, the roof stabilises the top of the walls. The real risk now the roof has gone is that the walls will collapse in.


I’m hoping the flying buttresses will act as props / ties (less likely). The towers, at least, are robust boxes.


Apparently they're saying that parts of the stone vaults have gone but most of them are still there. I wouldn't stand under any of it for a good while, anyway.


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