New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Photos of Birmingham Central Library

Posted December 6th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

As you may know the 1974 Central Library in Birmingham won’t be listed, which means it is very likely to be demolished. Pete Ashton has created a flickr group to collect photographs of the library before it goes.

Whatever your opinion of the building it looks very likely that it won’t be around for much longer. It got me thinking that while the old Bull Ring didn’t have quite the emotional resonance or architectural importance of the library it was still part of Birmingham’s history. And yet there are very few photos of the Bull Ring around, probably because it was demolished before the era of digital photography and online sharing took off. With the library there’s already a fair wodge of community-made media out there (the photos in this post were taken from a quick survey of Flickr – there’s more in this gallery) but there’s room for more.

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