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What do you think of the new addition ?

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What do you think of the new addition ?

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-2490…

Their website seems a little messy regards addresses and rates ?

http://www.motel-one.com/en/

Need to come up with some seriously clever construction methods to limit the vibration through the building.

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Just a pity it was not ready for the Games next year given the clamour for accommodation!

I can't see there being a sound/vibration problem as it backs on to the buffer stop end of platform 15 and trains are at a crawl as they draw to a stop, besides there will be a gap between the two buildings, their certainly was previously as my Wife worked in the old building that stood there.

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Once housed the AA ?

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If memory serves, there was also a "High and Mighty" outlet on the site too. However, can anyone recall what was originally on that piece of ground? I used to get off the 21 bus at nearby Midland St in the 60's and walk up that way but cannot, for the life of me remember what was there!

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Correct, but the AA shop was single storey on the corner, she worked in the office block next door as you go down Oswald St.

As the article says an office block was earmarked for the last 5 years but stalled due to the recession.

Johnboy, I recall my dad saying there used to be a Zoo!!! On that section of Oswald St, can anyone confirm this

On the same subject I wonder whatever happened to the plan to build a 5 star Jumierah Hotel on the other side of the Radisson opposite the Alexander Thomson Hotel.

I know the owners of the Pawn Brokers and the Ho Wong were holding out for improved compulsory purchase order payments but then it just fizzled out!

Edited: 12 November 2013, 12:46
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www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=3286

Intriguing question about former uses of the site, time to do some digging.

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This one I do remember.

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Pretty obscure ;

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From the site of where Wetherspoons now sits ?

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Ah! Memories, that's right Grandfare used to sit where the Radisson is now and the advert on the Central Bridge brings back memories of cutting your teeth on Skol Lager when I came of age!

The artists impression of the Jumeriah would have been impressive if only it could have went ahead!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/35114850@N08/3748447827/

From memory, I think there was a travel agent to the left of the AA which they then bought and incorporated into the business ?

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