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Glasgow at Sunset

Glasgow at Sunset
Made by Brian Aitkenhead
Glasgow Harbour is an urban regeneration scheme at Partick in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. After many years of dereliction caused by the decline of shipbuilding and the migration of Glasgow's docks to the Firth of Clyde, since the mid 1980s, the banks of the River Clyde at Glasgow have become a focus for property developers. Mirroring the Docklands scheme in London, the old docks, and sites of old granaries, wharves and shipyards in Glasgow are being redeveloped into up-market residential apartments, office complexes and leisure facilities. The earliest developments were the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) at the former Queen's Dock in 1985, and the Glasgow Garden Festival at the former Prince's Dock in 1988, which demonstrated the potential of the riverside area as a catalyst for urban regeneration. Through the 1990s, riverside apartment buildings began to appear at Lancefield Quay on the North bank and the former General Terminus Quay on the South bank, and the Norman Foster-designed Clyde Auditorium was opened at the SECC in 1997. The former Garden Festival site is now home to the Glasgow Science Centre including Glasgow Tower (the spiritual successor to the Clydesdale Bank tower which was part of the Garden Festival). There has been further development at this site, with a new headquarters for BBC Scotland forming the cornerstone of a new media village. Phase 1 of the Glasgow Harbour Project, by the Clyde Port Authority at the former Meadowside Granary, Yorkhill Quay and confluence of the River Kelvin in Partick, has consisted of high rise residential accommodation and the construction of a riverside walkway. Phase 2 of the project will include more high-rise apartment towers, including a 23-storey, 134 metres (440 ft) residential block.[citation needed] This has sparked controversy given Glasgow's history of tower block building, particularly in the 1960s, with some of the new developments being compared unfavourably to the Red Road flats in the city's north side.[citation needed] There are also plans for a new Museum of Transport and large-scale commercial developments at the site. In September 2006, the Clyde Arc road bridge opened to traffic, enhancing access to the South Bank at the SECC. Transport links will also be a key feature of Glasgow Harbour, with a pre-light rail metro system planned, to be called Clyde Fastlink, which will link the area to the city centre areas, with possible interchanges to the Subway. There is also a Car Club, with 2 vehicles provided by Glasgow Car Club.

Glasgow Tower at Sunset

Glasgow Tower at Sunset
Made by Brian Aitkenhead
At 127 metres tall the Glasgow Tower is currently the tallest tower in Scotland. It holds a Guinness World Record for being the tallest tower in the world in which the whole structure is capable of rotating 360 degrees. The whole structure rests upon a 65 centimetre diameter thrust bearing which it allows it to rotate freely. The tower has two elevators each with a 12 person capacity, but this is normally limited to 6 guests plus a single member of staff for reasons of comfort. There is also an emergency staircase, comprising 523 stairs from the Cabin level to the Podium.[9] [edit] Design It is shaped like an aerofoil (as if an aircraft wing had been set in the ground vertically), with computer-controlled motors to turn it into the wind in order to reduce wind resistance. The tower, previously known as the Millennium Tower, was the winning design in an international competition to design a tower for the city centre of Glasgow.[10] The tower is the spiritual successor to the Clydesdale Bank Tower that stood on approximately the same spot during the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival. [edit] Tallest building debate When completed in 2001, it became the tallest tower in Scotland. The website for the tower claims it is The tallest freestanding building in Scotland.[11] Although the tower has an observation desk (at 105 metres), it does not have floors continuously from the ground and therefore it is not considered a building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). If it had gone ahead, the planned 39-storey Elphinstone Place residential tower in the city's financial district would have replaced Glasgow Tower as the tallest structure in Glasgow, and become Scotland's tallest building, however the project was cancelled in July 2008 with the developers citing the credit crunch for the decision.[12] At present, Inverkip Power Station is Scotland's tallest free-standing structure, with the Black Hill Transmitter mast the tallest man-made structure overall. [edit] History The tower has been plagued by safety and engineering problems throughout its history. Problems with the Nigerian-made thrust bearing on which it rotates led to it being closed between February 2002 and August 2004.[13] On 30 January 2005, ten people were trapped in the lifts and only rescued after five hours.[14] Following the incident, the tower re-opened on December 21, 2006.[15] In September 2007, a charity abseil event was held on Glasgow Tower.

Angles or curves

Angles or curves
Made by FireDance ~ Liz - Always slowly catching up
MySpace contest entry - Wk 33 Angles or curves - 23rd Aug, 2nd place. Best : Glasgow Millenium Tower. At 127 metres high, (417 ft) Glasgow Tower is currently the tallest tower in Scotland and the second tallest free-standing structure after the Inverkip Power Station chimney. It also holds a Guinness World Record for being the tallest tower in the world capable of rotating 360 degrees from its base to its top. Design It is shaped like an aerofoil (as if an aircraft wing had been set in the ground vertically), with computer-controlled motors to turn it into the wind in order to reduce wind resistance. The tower, previously known as the Millennium Tower, was the winning design in an international competition to design a tower for the city centre of Glasgow. The tower is the spiritual successor to the Clydesdale Bank Tower that stood on approximately the same spot during the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival. When completed in 2001, it became the tallest tower in Scotland. Glasgow Millenium Tower - Constructed 2001 Use asObservation tower Height Antenna/Spire 127 metres (417 ft) Architect - Richard Horden Structural Engineer - Buro Happold

'The Device' (Glasgow,Scotland)

'The Device' (Glasgow,Scotland)
Made by Mr Andy Bird
I named this one 'The Device' because that's what they call the mysterious Egyptian contraption in the movie 'Stargate' before they find out what it actually is. I kind of feel the same about this weird gizmo that lives outside Glasgow Science Centre. If anyone has any ideas about what this is, what it does or who designed it, I would love to hear more. It may well be a covert transmitter to Science Centre security who appeared on the scene right after I took this shot and said I couldn't take photos. When I questioned this he made some lame excuse about the management of the Science Centre chasing me because they don't like people taking photos so close to the BBC TV studios.....eh? Maybe 'The Device' was actually his spaceship.....

'The Skies Of Tomorrow - A Glorious Morning At The Science Centre' (Glasgow,Scotland)

'The Skies Of Tomorrow - A Glorious Morning At The Science Centre' (Glasgow,Scotland)
Made by Mr Andy Bird
After spending the first part of the morning shooting the Clyde Arc as the sun rose, I headed along past the Armadillo and Crowne Plaza via the Bell's Bridge and the BBC studios to the Glasgow Science Centre. The Science Centre is a great building to photograph. The last time I was down I got some half-decent shots with my old Fujifilm FinePix S5600. I was just a beginner then as far as HDR went but I always promised myself I would return and get some new shots in the future. A lot has happened since then and I couldn't have asked for a better morning to get an updated version of my favourite view of the Science Centre and the IMAX movie theatre. Here's the link to my original version which is still an interesting shot :-

'The Waverley' (Glasgow,Scotland)

'The Waverley' (Glasgow,Scotland)
Made by Mr Andy Bird
After completely ignoring the futile attempts of Glasgow Science Centre's Jobsworth one-man security force to stop me taking photos in a public place, I ventured on and was pleasantly surprised to find Glasgow's most famous paddle steamer - 'The Waverley' - tied up on the riverside. This shouldn't have come of too much of a surprise as I think it's moored here all the time now but it was such a perfect morning on the river that it would have been criminal not to have taken this shot. To find out more about this famous Glasgow vessel - click the link below and be shipped away on a voyage to it's Wikipedia page..... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_Waverley

glasgow iconic

glasgow iconic
Made by David Cation
i am taking a short break from photography at the moment and going through my stuff to try to make sense of it all with the hope that i can find new directions. having created the sets into which to place my shots I find that a couple of areas are missing. these are: photojournalism - i am doing a 10 week evening class at the met starting in april as i am interested creating a picture series to tell a story - a picture says a thousand words etc. architecture: as a constructor of modern facades contemporary architecture facinates me and pays my mortgage; i also appreciate historical facades for the detailing and qualities (good and bad) that they bring to our communities anyway new stuff coming soon......

REVISIT - 'The Appliance Of Science' (Glasgow, Scotland)

REVISIT - 'The Appliance Of Science' (Glasgow, Scotland)
Made by Mr Andy Bird
I was lucky enough to find the original RAW files I used to make my first HDR image of this view of Glasgow Science Centre. I don't usually hang on to them due to my lack of storage space so this gave me an unusual opportunity to go back and do a proper revisit rather than just tarting something up in Photoshop. I did return here with all my new gear in January 2011 and got an all new version of this view which can be seen using the top link below - the bottom one will take you to the original version of this - enjoy.....i'm off to watch Ghostbusters on Channel 5 :- www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/4774500641/

Small-talk - River Clyde, Glasgow

Small-talk - River Clyde, Glasgow
Made by DMeadows
A tilt-shift style image processed on Photoshop from my rainy photoshoot today. I got bored of trying 'normal' shots due to the flat light and also trying to keep the rain off the lens, so started playing about a bit with the shots I took. Thanks to my two unwitting models for this shot looking across the Clyde in Glasgow. I'd not been sure how this shot would've worked out, as there wasn't much elevation compared to what I'd have liked (I'm only about 10m higher than the subjects, if that), but I'm fairly happy with how an improvised shot was able to be converted to this style.

clyde 1

clyde 1
Made by scarpadog
View On Black Glasgow Science Centre by BDP Architects, Glasgow Tower, Scotland's Tallest useless structure which is, according to Guiness, the worlds tallest building that rotates from the bottom to the top by 360 degrees when it works, which isn't very often. The tower was designed by Richard Horden. The boat is The Waverley which is the World's last ocean going paddle steamer. the river is of course The Clyde. Processed by

IMAX Cinema Glasgow

IMAX Cinema Glasgow
Made by antsplan
www.anthonybrawley.co.uk IMAX Cinema, Science Centre Mall, Glasgow, Scotland Nikon D700 | Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f2.8 @ 16mm | f18 | ISO100 | 100 secs The last one of this wee series from a night that was supposed to be a scouting mission to see what worked. I'm already pleased with these shots but I will def return with a few ideas I have, now that I know the lay of the land Thanks to everyone who looked/commented, etc.

Decepticon

Decepticon
Made by _skynet
Strolling down the river side, I met a dormant decepticon who has been deactivated for a very long time. I was standing at the foot of this giant creature and admiring every details in him. I better go to bed now, I'm starting to day dream and talking nonsense. A little preoccupied these days with a graduation coming this Wednesday. Plus I'm being relocated next month, so need to do some packing. Thanks for all who visited and commented, I promise I'll catch up with you guys!

GSC Tower

GSC Tower
Made by Muir...
This photo was taken using my Nikon F60 in late 2000 and I have recently scanned it onto my PC. No processing tricks, just the sun shining on anodised aluminium . . . The 1000t crane on the right of the picture was the primary erection crane. Red temporary work platforms can be seen at some of the upper levels. I have posted more pictures here : urbanglasgow.co.uk/GSC_Tower_about1736.html

LinesScience

LinesScience
Made by Dealbhadair (On an indefinite hiatus)
A' mhadainn a bha seo, bha uair a thìde agam aig àm bracaist dealbhan a dhèanamh. Ach, cha robh an tripod neo cail eile agam, 's bha mi air mo chuingealachadh gu ìre. Seo an t-ionad saidheans agus taigh deilbh an iMax air a' chùlaibh. The Glasgow Science Centre with the iMax cinema beyond. A handheld shot, and my camera was set to jpeg, so I was a bit constrained when it came to developing it, but the stark colours work quite well in b&w.

Science Centre Mono

Science Centre Mono
Made by Graham Stirling
One of only three shots I got tonight due to cold and rain. Now that fellow flickerite Rod Goodwin ( ) has moved west I thought it a nice change of pace to go and visit Glasgow Science Park at night to what could be found. I decided I'd break a few rules with converging verticals in this shot. I quite like the distorted effect. I cant decide If I prefer this or the color version. Definately a place to revisit when its dry.

IMG_3016

IMG_3016
Made by Michael_1966
Titanium: Atomic number 22, chemical symbol Ti, properties include strength, low density and a resistance to corrosion. The ideal building material for the 21st Century. Jim Al-Khalili done a fascinating three part documentary called 'Chemistry: A Volatile History', which is essential viewing: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00q2mk5

Tower & Funnel

Tower & Funnel
Made by stuballscramble
The base of the Science centre tower in Glasgow, the tallest free standing structure in Scotland and one of the only buildings in the world that can turn full 360 degrees around. Just to the right is the two funnels of the P.S. Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world, docked for the winter season and annual coat of paint.

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Made by mr phillip
Dawn gave an excellent talk on eLearning, but I confess I'd warmed to her before she even started to speak. For one thing she gave her presentation from a 12 G4 Powerbook (c'mon, was there ever a cuter Mac than the 12 PB?) – and she showed all her working examples using Camino too.

Glasgow Tower

Glasgow Tower
Made by Brian Negus
Glasgow Tower, reflected in the Glasgow Science Centre on the bank of the River Clyde near Glasgow city centre. Ithink it's claimed as the tallest free standing tower in Scotland and it actually has 360 degree rotation to face in to the wind. The lift gives riders a view through the cage on the tower's right.

Gear up for water landing

Gear up for water landing
Made by 1-2-3-calum
G-MDJE, the Cessna Caravan Amphibian operated by Loch Lomond Seaplanes taxis from its berthing location beside Glasgows Science Centre, out to open water for take off. Can be seen on www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6217544&nseq=0



Nearest places of interest:

Govan Town Hall
144th Parachute Medical Squadron
Glasgow IMAX
Headquarters of Marine Design International Ltd
  Glasgow Tower
Seaplane Terminal
Police Helicopter Dispatch and Heliport
Queens Dock Pumphouse

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