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Post by ktRinity on Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:55 pm

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The Finnieston Crane or Stobcross Crane is a disused giant cantilever crane in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. It is still operational, but is retained as a symbol of the city's engineering heritage. The crane was used for loading cargo, in particular steam locomotives, onto ships to be exported around the world. It is one of four such cranes on the River Clyde, a fifth one having been demolished in 2007, and one of only eleven giant cantilever cranes remaining worldwide. The crane can be seen in the background of news broadcasts from BBC Pacific Quay.

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Designed by world-renowned architects, Foster + Partners, the SEC Armadillo is a Glasgow landmark that charms conference delegates and concert-goers alike with its unique style and practical, comfortable facilities for up to 3,000.
The SEC Armadillo is a stylish, purpose-built venue and a Glasgow landmark. It was designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners and when it opened in 1997 it heralded a new era for the SEC and Glasgow’s vibrant waterfront.

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The SSE Hydro is a multi-purpose indoor arena located within the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland. The arena was initially named The Hydro after its main sponsor, energy company Scottish & Southern Energy subsidiary Scottish Hydro. The company then re-branded itself and its subsidiary companies as SSE, however the Hydro name was retained despite it no longer being a trading name. The arena was designed by the London-based architects Foster + Partners and officially opened on 30 September 2013, with a concert by Rod Stewart.[1]

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The Glasgow Harbour Tunnel Rotundas are two red brick stone buildings which flank the River Clyde. The North Rotunda is located on Tunnel Street in the Finnieston area of Glasgow with the South Rotunda at Plantation Place in Govan.

History
Designed by Simpson and Wilson, and built between 1890 and 1896 by Glasgow Tunnel Company,[3] the Rotunda covered 24-meter (79 ft) deep shafts to tunnels which enabled vehicular and pedestrian access to the other side of the river.

Pedestrians, horses and carts - and later motor vehicles - would be hauled up by hydraulic lifts provided by Otis Elevator Company of New York.
During the Second World War, the tunnels were temporarily closed because all the metal from the lifts was removed to contribute to the war effort.
The tunnels were an expensive venture to run and were passed to the council to run as a service in 1926.

The increased costs of running the tunnels which were prone to damp and the increase of motor cars on the roads lead to the closure of the pedestrian tunnel in 1980, and the vehicular tunnels being filled in 1986. Though the pedestrian tunnel still exists, it is closed to the public.
Originally, three-story red and white brick towers stood alongside the Rotundas, containing the hydraulic accumulators that powered the lifts, but these have been demolished.

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Other uses
Over the years, the Rotundas have served many functions including during the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 when one housed a replica of the famous Nardini’s ice cream parlour in Largs. The site has also served as a science center, The "Dome of Discovery", which was funded by Glasgow City Council and BP Exploration to "celebrate the scientific and industrial culture of the city".
In 2014, the National Theater of Scotland took over the South Rotunda, with "The Tin Forest" project, creating a pop-up arts venue for performance and visual art as part of Festival 2014, the Commonwealth Games strand of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Program.

Current use
The North Rotunda is currently in use as a restaurant whilst the South has been redeveloped as an office for a local shipping and marine engineering company. The two Rotundas are category B listed buildings,[1][8] with the South Rotunda identified as being "at risk".

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Radisson Red (stylized as Radisson RED) is an international chain of full service hotels. On April 30th, 2018, The fifth Radisson Red hotel opened in Glasgow, United Kingdom.



The Clyde Arc (known locally as the Squinty Bridge) is a road bridge spanning the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland, connecting Finnieston near the Clyde Auditorium and SEC with Pacific Quay and Glasgow Science Centre in Govan. A prominent feature of the bridge is its innovative curved design and the way that it crosses the river at an angle. The Arc is the first city centre traffic crossing over the river built since the Kingston Bridge was opened to traffic in 1969.

The bridge was named the "Clyde Arc" upon its official opening on 18 September 2006. It has been previously known as the "Finnieston Bridge" or the "Squinty Bridge" (Squinty because it enjoyed some notorious initial teething problems that were supposedly due to its unusual angle – hence the name, which has stuck.)

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