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A Touch Of New York Comes To Glasgow

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:06 am

A Touch Of New York Comes To Glasgow

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Scottish architects, Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop, have designed this new hotel tower for their home city of Glasgow.

Overlooking the banks of the River Clyde at 236-246 Clyde Street, the £16 million project is being developed by Clyde View Ltd and will be a four star hotel with 182 rooms within rising 14 floors high.

Thanks to the planned copper and brass cladding that will be placed over the glass curtain walling, the clear intention is to mimic the neighbouring brick properties colour palette.

As the building rises an increasingly complex series of step backs occurs creating a form more akin to a mansion block overlooking New York's Central Park than the usual apartment buildings seen in Glasgow.

Above the third floor, the visual separation of an atrium occurs down the middle of the building giving rise to the illusion of two separate turrets. This reaches its natural conclusion on the very upper floors where they do literally separate from the main body of the building creating a couple of independent peaks.

The project supersedes Unicorn Phase 2, also designed by GM+AD, a 12 floor residential scheme they originally proposed for the same developer and marks a substantial increase in height not only on the previous scheme but on the first phase of Unicorn.

When combined with Phase 1 and the completed nearby Icon, the emergence of a wall overlooking the River Clyde is clearly beginning to shape offering a tantalising glimpse of the evolution of this part of the river bank.

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