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Landmark Glasgow flats set for demolition

Once the tallest structures in Europe, the Red Road flats never lived up to the architect's dream.

Red Rpad: Flats set to be demolished later this year,
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**They are an iconic feature of Glasgow's skyline but later this year the red road flats will be demolished. **

Once the tallest structures in Europe, the towers that never lived up to the architect's dream. Beneath the structures still lies a forgotten underground world that offers a glimpse of the high life at red road.

Beneath the red road flats lies an abandoned bingo hall. In its heyday, this was a place where dreams came true.

Artists documenting the last days of the red road flats were given exclusive access to this underground space before it is buried and they created this collection of photographs and drawings. Next door to the bingo was the Brig Bar.

Piece by piece the towers are coming down. The skeletons of the high rises are now slowing emerging as teams stripped back the towers ahead of the demolition later this year.

In a matter of months, the structures will have disappeared but its hoped that this unique project will ensure that the stories of those who lived here will not be forgotten.

In the shadow of the flats, they still enjoy a game of bingo but those who remember a night at the brig are growing fewer in number.

With the end in sight for the flats, this exhibition aims to show that above or below ground, the Red Road still is full of surprises and its believed there is still a lot more to uncover.
 

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