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Paradise Circus Development

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:32 am

For anyone who hasn't seen this. A Birmingham Mail article on the proposed Paradise Circus Development, for when the old library complex is demolished.


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RE: Paradise Circus Development

#2 by mikejee , Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:37 pm

Rather Boring in all senses of the word


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#3 by Voltman , Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:45 pm

Oh Goody, we are going to get a big ugly concrete monster.


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RE: Paradise Circus Development

#4 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:08 pm

Wether anyone likes the design or not is up to the individual. As far as I know there has been no public consultaion, as far as I am concerned it is far too big for r the site (echoes of the bloody library).


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#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:34 pm

Why oh why would anybody think that another concrete monstrosity to replace the one that stands in a square that has Victorian buildings on all the other three sides. Given the opportunity to rectify things they come up with this?

By the way isn't this still Chamberlain Square and not Paradise Circus?

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#6 by Voltman , Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:41 pm

Paradise Circus doesn't really exist does it?

I thought it came about as a general name when they built across all the roads that were there first.


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#7 by Deleted User , Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:43 pm

What an ugly building.


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#8 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:11 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #5
Why oh why would anybody think that another concrete monstrosity to replace the one that stands in a square that has Victorian buildings on all the other three sides. Given the opportunity to rectify things they come up with this?

By the way isn't this still Chamberlain Square and not Paradise Circus?


At the moment it's Chamberlain square. The walkway through the Present Library building is called Paradise Forum. That's where the new name of Paradise circus come from.


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#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:10 pm

I suppose this is Birmingham City Councils way of ridding the square of the Chamberlain name, possibly because of the links with Neville Chamberlain, but in reality the square has little to do with him and is all about his father Joseph. Anyway I have always thought that Neville was much maligned after all he only tried to do what he thought was best for this country and it's people and he had no wish for us to get involved in another world war. It's a pity we can't seem to nurture more politicians of his sensibilities today.


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#10 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:15 pm

it seems to be a trait of successive Brum Councils to get rid of traces of history in Brum.


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