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Something for transport/concrete enthusiasts: a set of discarded slides of Preston Bus Station during construction and soon after. The building is of course “about to be demolished” – perhaps the architects (BDP Preston) expected a forty year lifespan? What an extraordinary building though, photographed with extras borrowed from Get Carter. Thanks to Richard Brook for the tip-off.

See also: Love it or hate it… and Analogue & Digital

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5 Responses to 1968

  1. Eamonn Canniffe says:

    Under the pavement, the beach!

  2. Yves says:

    ah! sous le pavé: la plage


  3. they’re dirty those slides…good use for them though, I think they would’ve sat in my cupboard, treasured but unseen otherwise.

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  5. “perhaps the architects (BDP Preston) expected a forty year lifespan? ” Disposable architecture on this scale is not only bad for the environment but it also throws away the heritage of a city. For a gut wrenching example of this I’d encourage readers to look at the Euston Arch and what has since taken its place. Hopefully common sense will prevail and Preston Bus Station can be refurbished and integrated into any redevelopment plans.

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