New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo- Central Library

Posted June 17th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

IMG_9528This was Julie’s Friday Photo back in December, just as the demolition of the iconic building started, and now six months on, the library is nearly gone, a ghost of its former self, and split in half, literally. I took this photo just two days ago from the offices of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, where I sometimes work, and thought I’d post a photo of the building from a different perspective, one you don’t normally see. What strikes me about the library is the sheer amount of land it occupied. Central Library was a bit like Marmite- you either loved it or hated it, but I personally think the building was a little misunderstood. For me, I loved it, but understand that it was perhaps no longer fit for purpose in today’s ever changing Birmingham. I just hope that what replaces it, is just as iconic and the designers take a risk. There’s nothing wrong with Marmite after all….

One Response to “Friday Photo- Central Library”

  1. Keith Bracey June 19, 2016

    It’s a shame that in the name of progress and following the ‪#‎Birmingham‬ motto “FORWARD” the “City Fathers” in cahoots with greedy developers destroyed #Birmingham ‪#‎CentralLibrary‬ the “‪#‎InvertedZiggurat‬ ” a building that I loved growing up in the 1970’s in the City of Enlightenment: #Birmingham as an ‪#‎Edgbaston‬ ‪#‎GeorgeDixon‬ Grammar School boy and ‪#‎Student‬ at ‪#‎BirminghamUniversity‬ studying ‪#‎EconomicHistory‬ and the ‪#‎Victorian‬ ‪#‎Railways‬ boom in the ‪#‎CityofBirmingham‬ ‪#‎BrumIsBrill‬ ‪#‎BrumHour‬ ‪#‎BrumFaves‬ ‪#‎BirminghamMadeMe‬ ‪#‎MadeinBirmingham‬ ‪#‎MadeintheMidlands‬ ‪#‎KeithBracey‬


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