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Thread: The Death of Hallam Tower (up-dated 11-10-17), Sheffield, September 2017

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    Default The Death of Hallam Tower (The End 14-10-17), Sheffield, September 2017


    1. The History
    Done this before so you can find it all HERE.

    2. The ‘Explore’
    Kicking myself that I never went round this place while it was do-able. Then all of a sudden got the tip-off from my mate that it was being demo’ed. What follows are a series of pictures documenting the demolition of Hallam Towers. There’s probably another week’s worth of work to be done so will add to this report as it reaches its conclusion.

    3. The Photos

    24th June 2017

    Before the demo started

    24-06-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    24-06-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    24-06-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    6th September 2017

    A few days into the demo. Work starts on the north wing

    06-09-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    06-09-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    06-09-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    06-09-17 no4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    10th September 2017

    Four days later and the progress isn’t too dramatic

    10-09-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    10-09-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    10-09-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    10-09-17 no4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    13th September 2017
    Just three days after the previous pictures and the south wing is all but gone too…

    13-09-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    13-09-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    13-09-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    13-09-17no4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    13-09-17 no5 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    17th September 2017
    Four days on and both wings are now gone:

    17-09-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    17-09-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    17-09-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    17-09-17 no4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    26th September 2017
    Can’t remember why I took so long to go back. Bit of a gap between these and the earlier shoot. Now half on the central part’s façade is gone.

    26-09-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    26-09-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    26-09-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    26-09-17 no4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    30th September 2017
    Four days on again and real progress made:

    30-09-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    30-09-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    30-09-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    30-09-17 no4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    30-09-17 no5 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    More up-dates to come!
    Last edited by HughieD; 14th Oct 17 at 21:04. Reason: Added pix

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    nice to see Kid acne still holding on :)
    thanks for the update i did enjoy exploring this a good few years back !

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    Going, going, going a bit slowly but disappearing. A nice update.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Sad to see a demo in progress, but really nicely captured as is your usual standard. Nice work for putting the leg work in, you gave the old girl one last dance! Cheers!

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    I like how you can see the lift stuff.

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    You have been documenting this place well hughie.shame it's going before you got in.but that's progress I guess
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    You have been documenting this place well hughie.shame it's going before you got in.but that's progress I guess
    Cheers Mikey. Up-date coming soon!
    Last edited by HughieD; 7th Oct 17 at 21:36.

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    you'd have thought they would have exploded the bottom out on this one, or is it real close to other houses?
    What a dump, better that mess is out the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by odeon master View Post
    you'd have thought they would have exploded the bottom out on this one, or is it real close to other houses?
    What a dump, better that mess is out the way
    Cost of demolition with explosion... hundreds of thousands.

    Cost to eat away at it with a long reach arm... some diesel.

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    UP-DATE:

    2nd October 2017
    A few days on from 30th September and now all of the façade tiling is gone:

    02-10-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    02-10-17 no4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the central stair-case gone too:

    02-10-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    02-10-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    7th October 2017


    Was expecting more progress than this as was the site worker who I spoke to on the 2nd. He said it would be done by the end of the week but he was being a bit over-optimistic:

    07-10-17 no3 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    07-10-17 no1 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    07-10-17 no4 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    07-10-17 no2 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    Last edited by HughieD; 8th Oct 17 at 18:56.

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