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The Buchanan Street Box, Glasgow

Started by chriskingbees, Aug 27, 2009, 04:34 pm

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Rassilons Rod

May 02, 2007, 02:13 pm #15 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:16 pm by scarfwearer
Oooh! I've been there :)


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Also one at the Earls Court Box

-Marc
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

ironageman

May 02, 2007, 06:10 pm #16 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:17 pm by scarfwearer
Interesting comparison - either you grow taller as your hair grows, or the Earls Court box is indeed shorter than the old boxes.
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Rassilons Rod

May 02, 2007, 08:57 pm #17 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:17 pm by scarfwearer
Well I'm 6' exactly (and not exactly standing to attention). And, now that you mention it, I hadn't spotted that before...

The Buchannan box does seem to have quite a thick base though...

-Marc
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

policeboxnut

May 12, 2007, 07:56 am #18 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:17 pm by scarfwearer
there's a reason for the height differential - the Earl' Court box base is mostly underground and the Buchanan St one is massive!! It's almost cartoon sized!
'It's only significant if you find significance insignificant' - Slipback

Rassilons Rod

May 12, 2007, 08:33 am #19 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:17 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: policeboxnut board=policebox thread=1114055647 post=1178956588there's a reason for the height differential - the Earl' Court box base is mostly underground [snip]


Eh? How does that work? is there a ladder inside it or something? Makes me think of some secret entrance to a superhero's lair or something! lol :)

-Marc

In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

pod

Dec 27, 2008, 04:25 pm #20 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 10:18 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: rassilonsrod on May 02, 2007, 02:13 pmOooh! I've been there :)


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(clicky!)

Also one at the Earls Court Box

-Marc

ward westwater

Hello everyone,

This box was pained black and gold to promote Glasgow's launch of Buchanan Street as the Style Mile. We have a good relationship with Glasgow City Council and agreed to allow them to paint it this colour for two months. I did not see the box in this colour as I was in the USA for a couple of months. The feedback I did get though was the box was poorly painted and the blue colour that has been applied now is not very good either. I will take a run up to Glasgow next month and have a look. regards, Ward

Teletran

it's blue again but they seem to have painted over the restoration plaques, odd that, pictures to follow.
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the_doctor

Saw the box today as I was over for a Movie casting call. It's had another repaint! I'll post pics soon...


gerald lovell

I was in Glasgow at the weekend and I'm sad to report that the old girl is deteriorating again (was it a coffee shop latterly?) and the top signs have been ripped out, leaving her open to the elements:

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fedora

I SEE THIS BOX EVERYTIME IM IN GLASGOW AND IT ALWAYS LOOKS IN A STATE RIPPED OF SIGNS PEELING PAINT CRACKED CONCRETE . BUT JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO IT HAD BEEN REPAIRED AND REPAINTED LOOKS LIKE NEW WHAT WILL IT BE USED FOR NEXT IWONDER? 
But it was just a police box !

galacticprobe

Dec 18, 2011, 06:34 am #26 Last Edit: Dec 18, 2011, 06:38 am by galacticprobe
Fedora, could you please post a few photos of the repaired box? Such a beautiful box in this sad state: many of us would be overjoyed to see her back in her prime again.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

fedora

i,ll try to get a decent photo of the buchanan street box if i use my mums camera .
But it was just a police box !

lorisarvendu

A nice side view by my nephew, who's up in Glasgow today (16th Feb) for a Shinedown/Halestorm gig.

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nodrog

Jul 12, 2014, 10:04 pm #29 Last Edit: Jul 12, 2014, 10:05 pm by nodrog
July 2014 - being used during the day as a source of power for on-street catering operation! Shame the bulb is currently hanging out the top of the lamp as well...

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