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Midland Red
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31 of 37  Fri 10th Mar 2017 9:00pm  
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Roger - there's a good article about it here Thumbs up
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Roger Turner
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32 of 37  Sun 12th Mar 2017 12:13am  
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Thank you MR, I guess it was pretty awful, Thanks for the pointer - someone must have liked it. It`s really the `throw away` society angle that gets me All the capital invested in public buildings used to mean they were good for centuries - you don`t necessarily have to like them
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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33 of 37  Sun 12th Mar 2017 4:13am  
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I hate to say it but in most circumstances, Preservation must give way to Progress - no matter what the cost and whoever pays!
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34 of 37  Sun 12th Mar 2017 2:10pm  
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On 10th Mar 2017 4:22pm, Midland Red said: It's many, many years since I saw this much of the spire of Christ Church Smile This is how it was in Feb 2013 Sad No doubt it will soon be hidden again Oh my
I've never seen it other than with Spire House, but I did always feel that it would make a fantastic centrepiece for a square on that site (to replace Bull Yard) if it were opened up and the trees removed for smaller shrubs and bushes. This demolition has just reinforced this opinion. Maybe even include the outline of where the rest of the church was using paving materials? Straightening the route of Greyfriars Lane would start to create a better link between all three spires and create a node of New Union St, Warwick Road, Hertford St and Greyfriars Lane, with the square also being able to be used by the bar as an extended outdoor seating area. Then the pool could have still been built just ever so slightly to the east (though I still think there would have been better sites)
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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35 of 37  Fri 16th Feb 2018 3:51pm  
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On 10th Mar 2017 4:22pm, Midland Red said: It's many, many years since I saw this much of the spire of Christ Church Smile This is how it was in Feb 2013 Sad No doubt it will soon be hidden again Oh my
Looks like I was right - the view this morning in New Union Street Oh my
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NeilsYard
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36 of 37  Fri 16th Feb 2018 9:48pm  
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I'm just amazed they didn't use Christ Church spire for a Helter Skelter Angry
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Midland Red
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37 of 37  Fri 16th Feb 2018 10:39pm  
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You mean it isn't a new gasometer? Roll eyes
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