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38 minutes ago, ruusowl said:

Just wanna say thanks to @owlstalk and others for sticking up for the city centre. My dad worked in council's planning department until recently retiring and is responsible for a lot of the regeneration that's taken place in the last few decades, including designing the peace gardens, the new stuff around the train station and a load more.

 

I'll let him know his (and a lot of other people's) hard work is being appreciated.

 



It really is

 

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5 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

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Another one for people to make their own minds up about

This is Cambridge Street down the side of the new HSBC buidling.

Look at the before photo - how many trees?

Look at the bottom photo where you can see all the new trees planted (obviously they've not grown yet so aren't that green but you get the idea)

Imagine how nice this will look once the trees have grown and developed?

See what I mean about these people ranting about the council or how Sheffield is ravaging the tree population?

Don't listen to them OR me or anyone giving you their opinions on it - Look with your own eyes and make your own mind up

Also the open space, the seating etc

Which do you prefer?

 

 

I'm intrigued by that bottom photo........plus the photo on the hoarding of the proposed new building.

 

Are they keeping the old facade(the bit with the scaffolding around it) and adding a new modern building to it?

 

It's a bit confusing, because the left side and right side have had the building knocked down and only the outer walls remain, but 9 windows in from the left it looks to be full buildings until the right wall.

 

Yes, boredom has set it.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Weshallovercome said:

 

 

I'm intrigued by that bottom photo........plus the photo on the hoarding of the proposed new building.

 

Are they keeping the old facade(the bit with the scaffolding around it) and adding a new modern building to it?

 

It's a bit confusing, because the left side and right side have had the building knocked down and only the outer walls remain, but 9 windows in from the left it looks to be full buildings until the right wall.

 

Yes, boredom has set it.

 

 



Yeah they are! 

The front is stopping, and a new tower block going up behind it

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4 minutes ago, Weshallovercome said:

 

 

I'm intrigued by that bottom photo........plus the photo on the hoarding of the proposed new building.

 

Are they keeping the old facade(the bit with the scaffolding around it) and adding a new modern building to it?

 

It's a bit confusing, because the left side and right side have had the building knocked down and only the outer walls remain, but 9 windows in from the left it looks to be full buildings until the right wall.

 

Yes, boredom has set it.

 

 

 

 

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Nice to see some positivity from @Owlstalk. Yes, Sheffield is improving.  Would be even better if they banned shops from selling spray paint.

 

For those interested in future developments in Sheffield, this is a good site.......

 

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/forums/sheffield-metro-area.647/

 

Unfortunately they recently 'improved' the layout and made it much harder to navigate. Used to be very similar to 'Owlstalk' in layout.

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2 minutes ago, Lincs Owl said:

Nice to see some positivity from @Owlstalk. Yes, Sheffield is improving.  Would be even better if they banned shops from selling spray paint.


(and vaping gear)

 

lol

 

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1 hour ago, @owlstalk said:



Yeah they are! 

The front is stopping, and a new tower block going up behind it

 

1 hour ago, @owlstalk said:

 

 

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Have to admit I don't really like new bits stuck onto old bits.

 

But I have to say that's not too bad, don't really see the sense in it, but from an aesthetic point of view it looks decent.

 

 

 

Unlike this controversial abomination in Antwerp, which I really hate, because it was a grand old building(think I'm turning into Prince Charles in me old age)

 

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2 minutes ago, Weshallovercome said:

 

Unlike this controversial abomination in Antwerp, which I really hate, because it was a grand old building(think I'm turning into Prince Charles in me old age)

 

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So that's where International Rescue are.

 

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One of the few grand old buildings in Antwerp that survived the 2nd World War and they go and do that to it.

 

It's a bit like a 90 year old great grandma wearing a mini skirt, bloody horrendously cringeworthy..

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23 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

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Here's another view of that bar/restaurant hanging over the river near the Castle Markets area

Chris says it's a cafe

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Bet it’s lovely in summer, tucking into lunch whilst spotting the common Don brown Trout.

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On 11/05/2020 at 19:49, @owlstalk said:



I wouldn't normally post non SWFC stuff in here but thought people might be reassured a little during lockdown to see that Sheffield City Centre is doing ok, looking clean and beautiful, and ready for us when we go back to it...

Stay safe everyone x

 

 



For those who haven't seen this yet.. 

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25 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:


Love how it just hangs..

Awesome

Structural engineering in practice

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I love Sheffield 

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1 hour ago, Pod9 said:

I love Sheffield 

Having travelled and worked far and wide, completely agree. Keep your London with people who are all consumed by their own self importance. Refreshing to have such a fine place like Sheffield you can call home.

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We just need Sheffield people to see what a great city they live in now..

And to try and get em to focus on the positives instead of whinging 

 

lol

 

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9 hours ago, Weshallovercome said:

 

 

 

Have to admit I don't really like new bits stuck onto old bits.

 

But I have to say that's not too bad, don't really see the sense in it, but from an aesthetic point of view it looks decent.

 

 

 

Unlike this controversial abomination in Antwerp, which I really hate, because it was a grand old building(think I'm turning into Prince Charles in me old age)

 

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Take it down quick before UNI Staffers see it lol

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Just read this thread. I can't stand the negative mind-set of some people. 

 

We have no green spaces, BUT Manchester does. - That is completely incorrect. Manchester's green spaces are poor, so are a lot of its public spaces. 

Its still a concrete jungle - It is a CITY CENTRE where there are some parks, and on-street landscaping. Will you only be satisfied if we got rid of everything and had fields?

 

Beggars and graffiti - happens everywhere. If you want to get some perspective go to Italy. Never seen as much graffiti as I did in Milan (that leading, global city).

 

The council paying for development and been in control of busses and public transport - the Council's hands are tied by national gov and are at the mercy of development economics. The council can only guide development through good planning. They do not have unlimited funds to work with. They also do not pay to build student accommodation. They can simply approve or refuse (and then maybe lose an appeal) planning applications.

 

The council have to work with the decline of national retail - don't expect Debenhams to last much longer. Once they go, a huge unit will be vacant and in private hands. Its things like this where the council will have to react and encourage private investment. 

 

Sheffield's urban design and public spaces compete with the best in the country. 

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15 hours ago, @owlstalk said:


Love how it just hangs..

Awesome

That's what Chris said WTF:

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