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Old 27-01-2015, 10:55 PM   #202
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Trinity Square was a shopping centre and multi-storey car park situated in Gateshead, North East England, demolished in 2010. It was particularly noted for the Brutalist design of its car park which was designed by Rodney Gordon when he worked for the Owen Luder Partnership..The developer was E Alec Colman Investments Ltd, who had also used Luder for their Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth, and construction was undertaken by Robert McAlpine..The Consulting Structural Engineer was Gordon Rose of Rose Associates.. The lead architect was Rodney Gordon..The cafe had large windows providing views across the Tyne Valley..Are you proposing to slaughter our tenants?...

The first day of demolition on the structure...

The car park was the subject of scale (1/16 inch=1 foot), a dual channel super 16mm film transferred to video, 16 minutes long and made in 2003. The work is by Turner Prize-nominated artist Runa Islam.. In the piece the building is compared to its architectural model..In 84, Newcastle band Hurrah! shot a video showing the group performing their 3rd single ‘Who’d Have Thought’, which reached number 7 in the UK Indie chart in 84, at the very top of the 15 storey car park..In JUne 07, Gateshead Council and site owners Tesco confirmed the demolition of the car park..Gateshead Council sold off the remains as "commemorative pieces of concrete in specially decorated tins" for £5 each..Eldon Square Shopping Centre was opened in 77 by Queen Elizabeth II and is named after the original Eldon Square (now known as Old Eldon Square) which the shopping centre was built around..The building was badly damaged by enemy mine bombing during the Blitz in World War II and when renovated in the 70's a functional rectangular office block was built to occupy the central part of the building which was destroyed in the War..In 1946, Trinity Square hosted the inaugural meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations..The building featured in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall..Holy Trinity has its own "Pay & Display" car park which can be accessed in or out at the rear of the Church..Regular Sunday services are held at 8.00 am, 10.30 am and 5.00 pm and services are also held on weekdays and Saturndays..On the second Sunday each month there is an Exploring Worship service in the Evening....,_Gateshead;in=2541 see I mainly design slaughter houses..Yes, pity..Mind you, this is a real beaut, inconveniencing the passers-by with this one...

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