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skyQhater (previously itv2010V2) 303 posts since 30 Sep 2017
You are all right. There just isn’t this type of building going on in the US nowadays.


It's interesting to hear that. Of course, bombs have been a threat in the UK for many decades and perhaps we view things differently as a result. The increase in the anti-attack bollards here is noticeable, but that's mainly to prevent terrorists running down pedestrians rather than to stop bombs being planted near buildings (in my view anyway).

I've always liked the way that the designers of Arsenals stadium did it's anti-attack 'bollards', they built them into letters and a couple of large metal cannons, the latter can withstand a 7 tonne lorry
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8b/Southbridgearsenal.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44240000/jpg/_44240620_cannons_203.jpg



We've mentioned it before but I believe the TELEVISION CENTRE lettering was meant to act as bollards, but it's yet to appear.

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That looks like an old plan. Here's a few reasons:

- Uses blue glass
- BBC blocks are still up
- Original Stage 5 building kept
- East Tower is still up
Last edited by skyQhater on 16 March 2018 5:56pm
Change back to ITV1, as it's less confusing than calling the channel ITV and calling the company ITV!
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Blake Connolly1,659 posts since 21 Apr 2001
London London
Doubt those letters will make an appearance, even in the later image the forecourt behind is plain and flat but instead they've built a landscaped area over muliple levels which would at least offer a similar amount of protection from vehicles. There's nowhere really to put them, just in front is the taxi drop-off.
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DE88508 posts since 8 Jan 2017
UTV Newsline
What happened to the original 1960s TVC signage after it was taken down in '94? Was it just chucked in the skip - or was it stored somewhere in some way, like the red Granada signage at Quay Street?
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Hatton Cross2,890 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Chuck in a FOI request to the BBC and see.
Suspect, it was probably skipped - if it had been saved, and was safely in storage in some museum or private collection, the tv preservation groups would be orgainizing tours to see it in the lock-up long before now.
My user name might look like Hatton Cross, but it's pronounced Throatwobbler Mangrove.
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dosxuk4,053 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Chuck in a FOI request to the BBC and see.
Suspect, it was probably skipped - if it had been saved, and was safely in storage in some museum or private collection, the tv preservation groups would be orgainizing tours to see it in the lock-up long before now.


I hear it's being used as shelving for the TVS archive.

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TROGGLES1,092 posts since 3 Sep 2005
London London
Some informative shots nicked from the video on the TLS thread (for educational purposes) Very Happy

This shows the end of the scenery runway which used to run round to TC7 but stops rather suddenly now in an area just about under what was the CAR
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Then this to show what a funny old mixed up world broadcasting and its facilities have become.

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..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
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