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    Arrow Get Carter, Trinity Car Park, Gateshead


    Fascinating (well for a car park) history this place has. By the time it was finished the architectural style
    was already out of fashion. It subsided almost as soon as it was opened. Fire regulations and design faults
    meant the roof top restaurant was never developed. But it did get its big break in Get Carter.
    Were it not for Mr Caine's appearance no doubt it would have gone years ago like its sister the Tricorn center





















    This is a small stair way to a back store room for the ill fated restaurant, if you look carefully in the photo
    there is actually a beer barrel up there, so maybe there was a party or something held in the
    restaurant at some time over the years



    the store is full of junk:-


    Thats it for now, now waiting for demolition to take place in February

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    Thats ironic I throught they only build buildings like that in my town, Voted the worst town centre in the uk. I have to say a 60s disaster. The hotel they built onto thes town centre had to be demolished years ago as it was crumbling. Built on total lack of vision. When they built it, it won awards now it wins the wrong type of awards. Who can gues which town i'm talkin about.

    Any enough of the ramblings smashin pics.

    Simon-G

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    Enjoyed your report and pics, Cerberus. Just gotta love those windows...great! :D

    I had a link to a website where a guy had taken modern-day photos of all the places shown in the film (some places demolished or built over & looking completely different), but I can't find it now! I'll post it up if I do because it's a fascinating site.

    Cheers :)
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    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

    I can't read and I can't write, but that don't really matter,
    I come from the west country and I can drive a tractor.


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    cool for a car park, its the concrete colour that makes it so ugly if it was red brick it would look great:)
    Aversos Compono Animos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Enjoyed your report and pics, Cerberus. Just gotta love those windows...great! :D

    I had a link to a website where a guy had taken modern-day photos of all the places shown in the film (some places demolished or built over & looking completely different), but I can't find it now! I'll post it up if I do because it's a fascinating site.

    Cheers :)
    That site got me interested in this sort of thing!

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    Hi Cerberus,

    These are fantastic pictures. I took a tour up there in year 2000. How did you manage to get access to the restaurant leve recently? I'd love to get back up there to get some more photographs. Can you get me in there? I have a picture my friend took of me sitting in the old chair!

    Regards,

    David :)

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    I did hear about one plan to take off the top few levels, but that wasn't really possible to do that.


    Another building with concrete problems is in Pyonyang, North Korea.

    It's a massive shell of a hotel which was made out of very poor quality concrete, & if ever was fitted out would be in real danger of collapsing like a house of cards.

    They were hoping to use it as a Las Vegas style pleasure palace to being in badly needed hard currency, but no potential investors want to risk their money in the project.

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    Just been looking at its sister the tricorn center,i kind of like this type of 60s stye in a ugly/pretty sort of way. I belive the designers also did newport (gwent) shopping center, think its called "john frost square" plus others. Some of the buildings are quite strikeing and typify the sort of "brave new world" arcitecture of the 50/60s that fell out of favor quickly.
    Last edited by Bad wolf; 25th Feb 08 at 18:53. Reason: cant spell for peanuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad wolf View Post
    Just been looking at its sister the tricorn center,i kind of like this type of 60s stye in a ugly/pretty sort of way. I belive the designers also did newport (gwent) shopping center, think its called "john frost square" plus others. Some of the buildings are quite strikeing and typify the sort of "brave new world" arcitecture of the 50/60s that fell out of favor quickly.
    Reading about this place & the Tricorn got me interested in urbexing about a year ago.

    I know a few people had a look at the Tricorn after it closed but before it was pulled down, but I've not seen too many interior pictures, even from when it was open.

    For some reason the Tricorn flats are interesting, especially as they were nearly impossible to let out (too small & cold), & boarded up in the late 1970s.

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