Last week we asked you to look at this photo and answer the following three questions:
1. What might have happened before the photo was taken?
2. What might be happening now?
3. What may happen after?
We enjoyed reading your entries this week and were pleased to see posts from new Hub handles! Great work BNC. Especially well done to Blueleopard at Faringdon Communityy College! They amazed us with their journalistic skills and showed fantastic reasoning and curiosity. By researching the photograph, they managed to dig deeper and find the relevant facts.
copyright: Hunterhill tower block demolition cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Marty – geograph.org.uk/p/826258
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Here is Blue leopard’s full post:
I hope that this is not cheating but by taking part in the BNC I have learnt to be curious, inquisitive, logicall and to back my reasons up with evidence. Using these skills i searched through this picture for evidence. At the very bottom right of the page in tiny writing there is text saying: Hunterhill tower block… by Marty_geograph.org.uk/p/826258
I think, by no coincidence that both of these tower blocks were standing (before they were demolished) in Glasgow. I then thought that this hunterhill tower block was in Glasgow.
To check this is searched ‘ huntershill, Glasgow’ into google maps. It came up with an answer so i was led to assume that this tower block was infact in glasgow like the other blocks i previously mentioned.
With the lack of a reliable website that talked directly about the demolition of a hunterhill tower block I found a website (https://www.theguardian.com/
Now time to answere the questions (this is a long post)
1.What might have happened before the photo was taken?
This website, and other sources don’t contradict that :’Almost as soon as the first residents moved in, the flats were controversial. Stories abounded about ridiculous mistakes in the design. The fire exit at the top could only be accessed through someone’s back door. There was no community, no shops, no playgrounds. Clear sightlines in the corridors made them perfect for drug dealing. The lifts weren’t big enough for a coffin, so undertakers had to stand dead people upright to get them downstairs. They were not popular.’ and that ‘In the quest for a London Olympics-style opening extravaganza, it was suggested that the demolition of the hated Red Road flats could be carried out in a floodlit ceremony. This would symbolise the end of the old decaying city, and the birth of new Glasgow.’. So i think that these were not liked and that they were built badly and so in the quest to make a nicer glasgow they were demolished.
2.What might be happening now?
Based on the previous question i believe that now there will be new, nicer, newer buildings.
Run out of time because it is such a long piece. I’m not saying this answer is correct i hope it just shows logic and inquisitivity.