Charing Cross, Glasgow

Escócia (Scotland), Glasgow - Charing Cross, c. acervo Old Postcards Of The Past

Soul-destroying vandalism in Glasgow. M8 construction, Charing Cross 1971

Soul-destroying vandalism in Glasgow. M8 construction, Charing Cross 1971

Charing Cross in 1958. The Grand Hotel stands on the left, with St George's Cross Mansions in the distance

Charing Cross in The Grand Hotel stands on the left, with St George's Cross Mansions in the distance. Lost in the greatest act of vandalism Scotland has ever seen - by Glasgow council.

M8 construction at Charing Cross, Glasgow (August 1971)

construction at Charing Cross, Glasgow (August

The Grand Hotel at Charing Cross is demolished in February 1969. Picture: Alan Milligan

The Grand Hotel at Charing Cross is demolished in February Picture: Alan Milligan

Woolworth's at Charing Cross- old signage still at back of building!

Woolworth's at Charing Cross- old signage still at back of building!

Studying the images in Glasgow from the Air, massive fragmentation of the urban fabric that took place throughout the post-war period. Forcing the M8 motorway through the city is perhaps the best known example of this (see photo on right). But there are many other examples. Careful study of aerial photos reveals the degree to which the city’s working class 19th century neighbourhoods have been fragmented by destruction since 1945. I’ve chosen a couple of examples – Bridgeton and Springburn

There have been many iconic images that have shaped the modern day Glasgow we find ourselves living in. Here is a brief selection of iconic Glasgow.

FINE SITE: Work on the construction of the M8 through the Charing Cross area of Glasgow in the 1960s.

FINE SITE: Work on the construction of the through the Charing Cross area of Glasgow in the


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