A Study in Replanning at Newcastle upon Tyne. Wilfred Burns. 1967

FInally got my hands on a copy of this, thanks to the man himself John Oliver of Oliver’s bookshop in Whitley Bay. 

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Newcastle airport handbooks through the years.

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34 years to the day since trains started running on the Tyne/Wear Metro.

34 years to the day since trains started running on the Tyne/Wear Metro.

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On the subject of carbuncles, let’s revisit the atrocity that is the new Haymarket Metro station, and the understated majesty of it’s predecessor. 

Still, nice to have some more ‘GRADE A OFFICES’ lying empty in town, you can never have too many.

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After falling over themselves to get it demolished, Gateshead council have had the nerve to ‘unveil’ a plaque in commemoration of Rodney Gordon’s Trinity Square development. Pride of place by the fire exit of the corporate abortion they’ve put up in its place. Arseholes. 

All we need now is a statue of T Dan Smith atop Grey’s monument, and the irony will be complete.

Fuming.

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Metro - The Way Ahead (Nexus Videos)

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Newcastle Upon Tyne - Regional Capital » North East Film Archive

Some great footage of Kings College in the 60’s and the interior of the Civic Centre too.

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Crushing Strength from jim newrick on Vimeo.

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Crushing Strength

Documentation of mid century concrete structure, pattern and tiled mosaic work
Crushing Strength touches upon the late 1950’s ambitious architectural vision for the Northeast, obsession with space travel and finding escapism through our architectural surroundings

My man James Newrick with some AV knowledge on Tyneside concrete. Screened at the Newcastle City Futures exhibition recently.

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