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The brutalist Savoy Centre Glasgow City Scotland UK

The brutalist Savoy Centre Glasgow City Scotland UK Stock Photo

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Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

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4000 x 3000 px | 33.9 x 25.4 cm | 13.3 x 10 inches | 300dpi

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29 August 2013


Savoy Centre, Glasgow scotland , UK

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Built in 1971, it was a celebrated piece of Brutalist architecture at its opening, but quickly fell out of favour. Consisting of an 11-storey office tower, and an "In-Shops" indoor market on the ground and first floors. Full of tacky clothes shops, greasy spoon cafes, amusement arcades and stalls where you can get a new drive belt for your vacuum cleaner. You get the picture. Amazingly it is part of a grand scheme to gut the building completely, extend the office tower to a whopping 32-storeys, add a smaller 16-storey one for good measure and repackage it as a state of the art multi-use complex. This was all reported in the Evening Times in 2009, but sadly you can still buy a processed burger in the Savoy Centre. Nearby cities: Glasgow, Paisley, Greenock

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