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Norfolk Court demolition – the end of an era for Laurieston-Gorbals

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On Sunday morning (8 May 2016) 5 Norfolk Court was demolished. This was the last of the high rise blocks in what was once the Laurieston Gorbals Comprehensive Redevelopment Area to go. Laurieston is again being redeveloped, just as it was in the early 1970s. Laurieston Gorbals CDA Source: Norfolk Street in 1973 ©Peter Mortimer and… Continue reading

Public perceptions of high flats in Glasgow – Explorathon 2015

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On Friday 25th of September the ‘Housing, Everyday Life and Wellbeing’ team participated in ‘Explorathon 2015’. We had a stall at Kelvingrove Museum where we told visitors about our project and asked for their opinions on high flats in Glasgow. Here’s what people thought: Gorbals: souce: University of Glasgow Archive, ‘Homes in High Flats collection’ (DC127)… Continue reading

Where did the children play? Part 2 – Play provision in and around Glasgow’s multi-storey flats

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  Did you live in a high flat in Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s? Where did you play? We’d love to hear from you! You could fill out our short online questionnaire  Or You can leave a comment under this post, email us or look us up on social media: Email: multistoreymemories@gmail.com Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/housingandwellbeing Facebook: ‘Multistorey… Continue reading

Glasgow goes to Marseilles

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Glasgow Corporation and Le Corbusier – The deputation to Marseilles revisited Do you have ‘multistorey memories’? Did you live in high rise flat in Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s? If so we’d like to hear from you. Please complete our short online questionnaire  Source: Unité d’Habitation in Marseille (image found at www.brutilismus.com) As everyone interested… Continue reading