Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Here we go again...



Whatever the politics and legalities, it's very sad to read of the dire threats now facing one of Glasgow's finest examples of Victorian commercial architecture. The news that Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's magnificent Egyptian Halls (1870-72), in Union Street, is at risk of demolition will be depressingly familiar to those who argue that Thomson's output does not receive the recognition and protection it deserves, and is maybe an opportunity for GSA staff and students to renew an acquaintance with the architect's work through the books on him here in the Library at 720.92 THO. There's at least one online petition to save the building.