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.
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.
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.
Newcastle/ Gateshead Architectural Models
Civic Centre / Byker Wall / Byker Metro Bridge / Trinity Square
Former Middlesbrough Police Headquarters. 1960s
Middlesbrough Theatre. 1957. The first purpose built playhouse of the post-war era.
The Magpie. Newcastle United Supporters Social Club.
One of the only pictures i’ve been able to find of this monolithic cube building in the background on Melbourne St. Currently home to BT i think. Information is scarce. Old Manors station here too.
Chester-Le-Street Civic Centre.
Another award winning North East building about to bite the dust in a town of zero landmarks. Travesty.
Newcastle Civic Centre photo mission. 2014