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The Red Road Flats Glasgow

Posted in Degeneration by humanendeavour photography on August 26, 2010

Richard Chivers and Alex Currie recently spent a week in Glasgow, one of the main objectives for the week was to visit and capture photographs of the Red Road Flats in Glasgow. The Flats were built between 1964-69, they consist of eight high rise blocks. Two are “slabs”, much wider in cross-section than they are deep. Six are “points”  more of a traditional tower block  shape. The slabs have 25-32 floors, the points 30, and taken together they were designed for a population of 4,700 people.

During our visit we meet up with Jonny Howes from and he kindly gave us some archival images of the Red Road during construction. The images have been supplied by The Glasgow Herald who hold the copyright.


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