Weekly Competition #12

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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ANNOUNCEMENT: In the new year, we will be choosing a primary AND secondary winner in the competition every week!

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 then searched this into google images and was met by the same and very similar images to the one shown in the post, as a result i assumed that the tower block being demolished was called the Hunterhill tower block. This led me to search into google ‘why were the hunterhill tower blocks demolished’. I struggled to find an answer to this. I found many mentions to ‘hunterhill’ as in the area but none that directly mentioned them as tower blocks, they were always mentioned on a website talking about the red road tower blocks or the blackhall court tower blocks.
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/commentisfree/2015/oct/13/glasgow-red-road-flats-demolished) to research why other tower blocks demolished at a similar time were demolished. Because there seems to be a strong link between the red road tower blocks and the hunterhill tower blocks i researched the red road tower blocks instead.
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.

Blueleopard

 

143 Comments

  1. I think they should knock the whole building so that the homeless people brand new houses and pay less money to
    have a special life like us thank you by Brainpower128

    • St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

      I agree with you I think that they should knock it over and build a house or flats.

      by cookiecat

    • Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

      Brainpower128 i do not agree because you cant destroy somebody’s flat even though they have paid for it i know its good for homeless but you have to think about the people who live inside those houses
      SuperSavage

    • Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

      But what are the people going to do if the builders decide that they are buid big homes so only a few people would get to live in a house while the others have to live in the streets because there is not alot of space

      Pricelesss bunnie

  2. Hornsey School for Girls Hornsey School for Girls

    @blackmagic13
    1. I think that it was a flat that was old and not a very nice place to live in so it got abandoned and was used by squatters.
    2. At that moment it is being demolished or rebuilt maybe because it was unsafe.
    3. It could be being knocked down because it was unsafe or for there to be space to build more flats or it’s being unfairly knocked down because the space is going to be used for maybe more shops.

    • Didcot Girls' School Didcot Girls' School

      I definitely agree with all your points and it would be so unfair to homeless people or people in need if shops replaced that building. This is an opportunity to build a sturdy, safe home for those who need it more than shops.
      by blueraspberry8421

    • Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

      Blackmagic13 I disagree because say if there was tiny problem was a flat is it better then living on the streets?

    • Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

      I agree with you because if you are not using that home you are living in most of the time why should we not just use it for a reason that would actually help us.

      Priceless bunnie

  3. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think it was on fire like grenful towers
    shreckbox1804

    i think it was on fire like grenful towers
    greencat

  4. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    that a chicken nugget was like pacman and destroyed it.the chicken nugget is back in mcdonalds and now they are fixing it with the council with elephants helping them pick stuff up.

    pizzadancer22

  5. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    it could be a monkey which broke out of the zoo and went crazy coo coo mode and destroyed it now they might be trying to fix it as well as finding the monkey wish me luck that they dont kill the monkey because it is so crazy and coo coo

    Goalie

  6. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    1. I think that before this photo was taken there was a large fire like Grenfall Tower. It might even be part of that. I think this because it looks like it has been partly destroyed so it needs taking down.

    2. I think that now they might be taking the remainders of the building down. I think this because there is a big destruction crane/wrecking ball knocking/taking it down.

    3. After, I think they will build something new like more houses or more schools. I think this because we need more housing and schools around the world.

    by popcorn46

  7. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    1. I think that before the photo was taken that the government might have decided to take the building down and build a new one so in the picture they are destroying the building. But why destroy something that people live in might you ask? Well, if they give them a temporary hotel to live in whilst they build a new building then they can still live normally and then when I is done they can live in a fresh new house

    2. Now I think they are starting to work on blueprints for the building so they know what they are going to work on.

    3. After I think they are going to start moving the people into the building so they can live in a safe happy home.

  8. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i believe that there was a fire before the picture was taken.
    next i think that they are taking it down right now.
    lastly, at the end it will be all knocked down
    ogaremoji27

  9. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think before that place was a social housing house and it got burnt down . I think this because if you look close you can see grey
    Now i think there going to try to deconstruct it. I think this because there is a wrekingball .
    After i think that it isn`t going to be deconstructed and leave it half finished

    pandaboy

  10. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Why does it have a crane next to it? I think it was like Grenfell Towers that was on fire. I think this because it looks very really tatty and broken.

    By Greencat

  11. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    1. I think there was a fire because you can see all the wires from in the wall are broken
    2.I think they are DE-constructing the block to make it safer
    3.I think they will give them there homes back

    by purplegymnasticspanda009

  12. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think it was a bom that went of late at night and they are trying to fix it now and trying to fined the criminal i hope the people in the building are ok

    goalie

    are ok

  13. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    I think something might have crashed and broke through the building – maybe it was the crane like thing. The crane could have been trying to help the building or destroy it on purpose/by accident. The people living there could have to move out while its being repaired or they could have to move homes for good. Maybe it was like Grenfall Tower and it caught on fire.
    – blueunicorn

  14. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    1. I think that before they started to take it down that there might have been an accident like a fire or something.
    2. Now I think they are taking down the building and they are starting to work on building a new set of flats
    3. After it I think they are going to move people into the flats and they can live in a fresh happy home

  15. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i think that someone was smoking and then didnt put it out and it made a fire and then it went on cables and it made it bigger.i think they trying to find who did it and talk to the council and arfter they are going to rehome them

    pizzadancer22

    • Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

      pizzadancer22 first of all the smoke alarm in every room second of all they wouldn’t allow smoking inside the building and you need to re think your idea
      SuperSavage

  16. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    We think that the block of flats was a lovely place before the crane came to destroy it. Now the people who used to live there have no home. Or maybe they are building a new block of flats because the block was not up to standard.
    After maybe they will build a new up to standard block of flats to live in so it is more safe.
    purplemusician and slothocorn

  17. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    1.We think that the photo was taken when the block of flats might have had fire or not got past safety measures or might of had nobody living in it. But why is there no one living in it?

    2.Right now we think that the flats are being demolished or that the place is being re-built .Also if anyone was living there they would be needing to live somewhere else.

    3.We think that something may be built on that plot.They might make it safer and might put more houses there.

    By aquaunicorn ,mmmusic and hungrywolf
    pls give info

  18. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    There are several reasons as to why the building is being knocked down and all of these opinions are reasonable and logical. We believe, as a group, that perhaps the building has suffered a fatal accident or an incident due to someone purposely creating a problem. The building would have been knocked down because of the severe suffering to the building’s structure. Another reason could be that someone/some people have caused fatal vandalism. Perhaps the owner/owners/co-owners entered a financial problem and it was cheaper to knock down the building. Other possible reasons could be that someone bought the building and wanted to knock down the building to sell the land or to build something else on the land and that the building could have failed the safety test. Perhaps now the building is being knocked down. The building could be rebuilt or be redecorated. It could even be sold.
    By
    Loyalwolf, TealWolf, AngryMama2218, Smileyface, whiskeyWizard

  19. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    greencat I think it was hunter hill tower block since it tells u in the picture
    by purplegymnasticspanda009

  20. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    i Think it was like guy forks

    by purplegymnasticspanda009

  21. i dont think you should be knocking down social housing because the numbers will be increasing in the area where it is

    from CPFC05

  22. Before the photo was taken this building might of been abadoned so they would of had to knock it down . They might be knocking it down because its unsafe and dangerous, lastly it could be effecting peoples health . After they knock it down they might bulid new social housing blocks . GoalshooterHABE.

  23. 1.I think that before the photo was taken there was flammable and dangerous material so that the building was not safe for families which meant it was dangerous and unstable to live in and therefore they may decide to destroy it.
    2. I think that there were so many problems they decided to destroy it to rebuild social housing.
    3. I think they are building more social houses with better materials which will cost less money to rent. This will mean more families without a house will have a home.
    By pancake destroyer

  24. Willowtown Primary School Willowtown Primary School

    1. What might have happened before the photo was taken?
    it was a happy flat.

    2. What might be happening now?
    it is being demolished .

    3. What may happen after?
    a house will be created.

    epic noob 62

  25. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    In my humble opinion, I believe that the building might have collapsed and now builder are trying to
    fix the building. Cheetahgirl123

  26. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    1]There might have been a fire because you can see it is broken,the people want to break down the other part of the tower because there is no point of having the other part of the building.
    2]The builders might be breaking the other part so then they can rebuild the tower and give it to the people who lost their homes.
    3]people will be given their homes and will set their life there again

    soical1351

  27. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    In my personal opinion this building took part in an earthquake because as you can see the building is being taken down and someone wouldn’t just take down a building it could’ve been someone building a mansion on top but it’s not I can prove this because the person building the house wouldn’t build it in public they would build it on private land. I think that the government they are going to build a new set of flats because the government aren’t allowed to just take down a building.

    thebigbob123

  28. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    1. In my opinion I think that maybe that this flat was taken down to build a mansion,maybe there was a fire or maybe they are making space to build a school or maybe they broke it all down because it was taking up to much space and all the people in it had to move out.
    2. Right now maybe I think they are in the prossess of making a school or building more houses there and I think that the people are trying to find new housing and maybe some have already found a house.
    3.I believe that after all of this more people will get that housing or maybe it was built for the people who really badly need it so now people have moved in or it could be that if it was a school that lots of children are now attending that school and are very happy there.
    nkl

  29. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    Also there are going to
    be people that are going
    to be on the waiting list
    cheetahgirl123

  30. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    1. In my opinion I think that before this picture was taken,the owners have all agreed on to knock down the building and build a mansion or a elderly home.Because most flats become shops and that should not be allowed.
    2.They now could be chatting with the architect and making changes with it.But with the other people they might have become refugees,or have become homeless.So that could probably mean that they need social housing.On the other side the move could have benefited them and they could of moved to a safer place without them realising it and they have become very successful.
    3.They now could be a manager or a CEO of a company,like I said before the move could of benefited them.To also think about is that what if they have children,they might have to move schools and it could be hard for the child to make new friends and what if the child starts to blame the council for moving them and now the child is getting bullied.However on the other perspective,the child could express their feeling more and progress even better than before,which is good
    RainbowUnicorn246

  31. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    in my opinion i think what might of happend was they failed to build the building

  32. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    paulpogbadab123

  33. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    I believe that they are in construction and the others are homeless because their house has been obliterated by an earthquake *Marz_Hackz*

  34. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    following from what cheetahgirl123 if people lived their they might die and become homeless and just because we have a nice life does not mean they should not have a good life Mazz57

  35. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    I think that this building may have been abandoned or not in use at the time, and so the government could have decided to tear it down and build new flats, which could go on to be used as social housing. I think this because there is no sign of people having been there for a while, and the apartments look as if they have not been occupied. Right now, I think the building is being demolished and may be in the process of reconstruction, to create better flats that the government can give to people who need a roof over their head. The new flats will probably be made in place of the demolished block, once it has been destroyed…

    Beta

  36. Getting ready to knock down the old building to build a new one.
    They are knocking down the building to now build a new one with modern elements.
    It may take them years to build a modern house but with our modern technology I don’t it will take that long.
    GoGooN’gozi

  37. Riots, fights, people disagreeing with this building getting destroyed; moments before this picture was taken.
    Former residents waiting to be rehoused due to this knockdown; even if this means living on the streets.
    Communities, families and friends uniting together to help those that haven’t been sheltered yet.
    There is still hope.
    OriginallyCurious

  38. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Before there could be a persons house or even loads of peoples house because to me it looks like a flat which loads of people lived in. Right now it looks like it is being destroyed and no one is living in there any more, so all those people who lived in that place are going to be homeless for a bit of there lives and are going to struggle to find a home for themselves or their families. And now I think that piece of land is going to be come a piece of GREEN LAND or they (the builders) are going to make a shop or SINGLE houses or any other things that would help with life, because why else would you destroy someones home – if it is actually a home – if it’s not for something different why would you destroy someone’s home.

    # Priceless Bunnie

  39. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Also I think that it is a house because it has some balconies.

    # Priceless Bunnie

  40. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    1. I think that people were planning if they should take down the old social housing and the people that lived in the flat were argueing because they wouldn’t have anywhere else to go.
    2. I think the social housing are being taken down and replaced because it was too old.
    3. I think many people that live in the flat will lose their homes because the new social housing will probably be more expensive.

    Problems like this causes people to lose their homes and the main problem is that there will be more people without shelter. We all should be thankful that we have something to protect us from many things like the weather and the dangers outside. I honestly think that the empty houses in the UK are being wasted because no one can afford to live in them.

    -iiMythicalRavenX

  41. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    I think that what might’ve happened after is the disaster created some pieces that could be used for making other houses instead of making or repairing the flat because making a flat can make another disaster by lots of people living in the same flat

  42. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Q1: People might have been forced to leave their homes and find another home so they could damage the block of flats. I am not sure but I imagine that this house was probably social housing. These people would have to join the millions of people already on the social housing list. Going back to the Russia and rights issue I think being forced to leave your house is a human right being taken away as everyone has the right to have a home.
    Q2: I think that all the people that previously lived here are still in need of a new home. I think that whoever decided to destroy the flats should at least give some suitable accommodation for the people living here. The people who did live there must feel very frustrated.
    Q3: I think they will build the flats into a more modern way and let the people who used to live in the flt move back in.
    Bubblequeen:)

  43. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    the top message is by b.s224

  44. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    I have had many ideas and as a not that possible idea I have considered aliens coming and leaving deadly bacteria causing people to get unwell so the building has had to be destroyed for human safety. However that idea sounds cool to me my real idea is that as the building looks dirty and not polished and cleaned it is probably old and unstable. Maybe it had already started to crumble away so it was safest just to take it apart so that way no one will end up with a television on their head and it will be safer.
    To add to the alien suspicion they could be rebuilding their empire and making more people ill so houses get demolished. On the actually realistic side I believe the building is now rubble as the picture makes me think more destruction than refurnishing . the people once housed their are now waiting to purchase a new home not necessarily social housing as I don’t think everyone lost everything but will have to wait for quite some time.
    Finally the last part of both ideas Aliens have been shooed away as they are scared of some animals and everyone now owns one. I think everyone will be homed as everyone waiting for a house will eventually get one. To finish both ideas the building will probably be rebuilt safer.

    Crystaleclipse

  45. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    1)I think that before this happend everyone who lived there was forced to move out by the government because they wanted to build high rise flats.

    2)I think it is being nocked down because it is a old flat and they want it to be a new flat

    3)I think they will build high rise flats so they can get more money from the rents

    Yamwertolo

  46. Ben Jonson Primary School Ben Jonson Primary School

    Before the photo was taken I think that it was a nice flat but people had to be rehoused because maybe they wanted to do something different about flat. Right now they might be taking down the flat and destroying it because in the picture there is evidence that it is in parts and it is crumbling to pieces. After they might rebuild a new flat and then eventually the tenants can come back to the building because that’s what happen to other flats when they are being rebuilt.
    By diamond giraffe

  47. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    1. I think before the photo was taken the government didn’t like the look of the flat and said to destroy it.I think this because in my area all you can see is old flats being knocked down and new flats being built just because of what they look like.
    2.I think were that old flat is they are currently rebuilding a new and inproved flat because they wouldn’t just knock down a flat and have an empty space they would build on it.
    3.I think after they will have a whole new flat and there we’ll be lots of people living in it because after one bad thing there is all ways a good thing.

    By Unigirl G

  48. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    Hi Olivia,
    1. I think before the picture people might have been arguing about how expensive to pay for.
    2. I think what might be happing now is people are getting kicked out of their because they might not have paid enough money or maybe people down called people to break the house.
    3. After people might be living on the road or they might be living with their family.
    By NICE RAVEN

  49. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    1. Let’s be clear. There definitely wasn’t a fire in this building. We can see this because there isn’t any scorch marks or black markings around the building. Option 1, there might have been an earthquake that made the ground uneven and the building may have collapsed. Option 2, the building could have been stamped as unsafe to be in therefore is being knocked down.

    2. If this was an earthquake, the crane would be looking for survivors however another very unlikely option is that they are looking for a way to destroy the tower block without causing that much damage to the surrounding area.

    3. As this is the uk, the building site will be flattened and just left alone for a few years. In the unlikely scenario that the council wants todo something with it, then houses will be built.

    @The~Asgardian~Reporter

  50. Before this picture was taken, i think that the council told the tenants that this flat is going to be knocked down in the next couple of years so find another home and later when we finish building the flat you can come back but they might be lying so when they build the flat they say whats the point of moving because you already living in a perfectly fine home.
    By FootyThinks

  51. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    What might have happened before the photo was taken?
    I think that people were living there then suddenly they get a knock at their door and people say that their house is going to be under construction because of how old and dirty it is, it wouldn’t be under construction for nothing. So, the bottom line is, is that the flat on the photo was a dirty and flat which may have soon been abandoned.
    What might be happening now?
    In the photo the flat is being demolished because of how dirty and old it is.
    What may happen after?
    I think that people will soon move in after the building is complete and find it will be clean and brand new.
    That’s so Raven#5550

  52. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    1.I think that before the photo was taken the people that lived in the flat were forced to get out the flat.
    2.The building is being been knocked down maybe because the flat is not safe.
    3.The government might be building a new flat were the old flat was.

    Chocolate donut

  53. Didcot Girls' School Didcot Girls' School

    BubbleGumPrincess47 – I think that what happened before is that the government saw how bad the apartments looked and they decided to move everyone out and deconstruct these houses. Now families and individuals are all put into social housing or have to move in with family. After the government might decide to rebuild it so that the people who lived their before can move back in and the apartment block would look nicer than before.

  54. Didcot Girls' School Didcot Girls' School

    I think it is a bunch of old flats or apartments that is being knocked down and I think it is going to be made into maybe some more houses for people as there will be a lot of Greenland
    maud2005

  55. Thomas Hinderwell Primary Thomas Hinderwell Primary

    I think before the picture was taken it was a lovely hotel, right now I think that builders are trying to fix it, and soon I think it will be fixed and people get to live in it again. :{)

    orange unicorn.

  56. John Ruskin Primary School John Ruskin Primary School

    Before this photo was taken, people would be living happily in their homes because they won’t need to worry if their home is getting demolished. What is happening now is that people are having to move to different areas because their homes are getting demolished so they need to find another house.What may happen after is that the home gets built again in a brand new way but different people’ll be moving in and the people living there before won’t get the home back because they mightn’t have enough money to buy the home or it will already be occupied by different residents.

    Knighthunter24

  57. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    1. I think this bulding was abandoned
    2/3. the bulding is now being demolished so they can build a nicer building there were people want to live

  58. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I think before the houses were homes for people who may have not been able to afford a home or some kind of social housing.I think the houses may have been demolished due to the lack of repairs and maintenance due to the Council not prioritising social housing.Afterward the people who had lived in the houses may have moved elsewhere or may even be on the streets;they are homeless…..
    -GoldenPanda

  59. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    1. What might have happened before the photo was taken?
    I think that before the photo was taken Government officials went round to check if this social housing building was safe, because soon before the Grenfell Tower had burned to the floor. The Government found that the structure was very unsafe and might fall down at any second crushing anyone inside. They then closed off the site and prepared for demolition.

    2. What might be happening now?
    They are demolishing the site with it’s residents safely far away.

    3. What may happen after?
    The people in the social housing building may request a safe home and will need to get one. The government will feel annoyed and block them out due to money shortages. They will they build new safe flats for a small sum of money which means there is more inadequate houses and turns more rural areas into urban areas.
    Rosecat

  60. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    1) A purple monkey ate someone in a flat and the monkey was sad, because it was his flat so he decided to rule the world and all the flats on earth.
    2) Now the monkey is sad because he has demolished his flat and his cashew nuts. ):
    3) I think the purple monkey is going to rule every flat on earth. And then he will buy more cashew nuts.
    KittyCat

  61. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I think that they are destroying the flat so they could make it look better and feel better to live in .Now they have to clean up everything and the people who used to live there have to wait until their home is rebuilt.
    Magicalbunny3816

  62. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Weekly Challenge #12 by aesthetichouseplant
    It is my belief that this picture was captured after some shocking events. Firstly, I believe this block of flats to have been social housing, as they appear well-kept by the council and have more justifiable reasons for being abolished than private-owned, private-rented properties, etc. It is likely people resided in this building prior to it being taken-down. However, due to cramped and crowded conditions, the building was removed to clear space in the community. If you pay close attention to the background details in this image, you will be able to locate something resembling a phone or electric line, which are more frequent in cities or largely-populated urban areas, over rural landscapes. The fact this is a flat, also suggests a lack of space, building upwards rather than outwards. So we’ve established that the setting is likely in a city. This also adds onto the theory that this structure was demolished to free up space. So why the need for this crucial room? What happened with the previous residents? Well, it is most likely the past residents were re-located to another, probably less urbanized area/s with social housing. The space was needed for possible facilities, such as shops, businesses, companies and so on. These resources would be in high demand in a largely-populated area, therefore room would have to be made. Why not make way for these facilities by removing this social housing complex and moving the residents to somewhere less crowded? It makes sense.

  63. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    1) I think that the flat has been demolished because it is old and abondoned so they want the space to build a new block of flats.
    2) I think what’s happening is that they need a big space to build new ones.
    3)After they might move people that really need houses with families to a new block of flats that they will make.

    Chocaholic123

  64. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    I think they are nocking it Dow so the government can have privately rented flats . So that they can make more money whereas they should be building more social housing flats.

    Bunnylover176

  65. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    it became usafe for them, they have to knock it down because its to unsafe for anyone, ther ganna knock it down and restart the building for them.

    purpleelephant1

  66. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    Before I think it was a busy flat like Grenfell tower. Now it’s getting taken down. Soon it will be rebuilt I think.
    LIZARD30

  67. Newington Community Primary School Newington Community Primary School

    1) The flats were deemed unsafe maybe a fire hazard so the council sold it to a private company.
    2) The flat is being demolished so that the land can be used for other things. It doesn’t mean they’ll build new homes though.
    3) All the people that lived in the flat were made homeless so now need help from the council to find a new home.

    cloudkitty pumpk1n doglover2000 curoboy09

  68. Crampton Primary School Crampton Primary School

    1) Before this photo was taken I think the government had agreed to knock down this building by the cause of rotting and the flat was just useless.

    2) The thing that might be happening now is the government will be building a new building in it’s place.

    3) The thing that might happen in the future is people will live in the new building.
    – Rainbow Sky

  69. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    It might have been a full structure and then halfway threw demolishing the building and afterwards the whole structure will disappear.

    Lionesslion

  70. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    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 then searched this into google images and was met by the same and very similar images to the one shown in the post, as a result i assumed that the tower block being demolished was called the Hunterhill tower block. This led me to search into google ‘why were the hunterhill tower blocks demolished’. I struggled to find an answer to this. I found many mentions to ‘hunterhill’ as in the area but none that directly mentioned them as tower blocks, they were always mentioned on a website talking about the red road tower blocks or the blackhall court tower blocks.
    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/commentisfree/2015/oct/13/glasgow-red-road-flats-demolished) to research why other tower blocks demolished at a similar time were demolished. Because there seems to be a strong link between the red road tower blocks and the hunterhill tower blocks i researched the red road tower blocks instead.
    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.

    Blueleopard

  71. In my opinion i believe that this house was supposed to be knocked down in the first place, it looks very old and might’ve been unstable for anybody to live in. I feel like if anyone decided to live there it wouldn’t last long and something like the Grenfell Tower might’ve happened.In addition to this I think the people who used to live here must have been forced to move out. Also I think the people who used to live there are definitely having trouble finding new homes, since in London its quite hard to find homes. As well as this i think in the future this house would be rebuilt into an amazing house.
    -KangarooKraze!

  72. govermant/council forces out social housing but they cant force out private owned flat leads to a problem.
    destruction
    new flAT!
    snickersfudge

  73. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    People could have signed a contract for builders to come out to make it in to new flats.Now people could be living in new houses or flats.More people could be given a place to stay in.

  74. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #TechFox

    1. There was a fire
    2.They are destroying it to make a new one
    3. They are going to make a new flat for people to live in

  75. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #SLYFOX
    1 i think there might have been a bomb
    2 they might be destroying it
    3 I think they will give people a new place to stay

  76. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #smartfox
    1.IT HAD AN ACCIDENT
    2.PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE ARE STILL FINDING A HOME
    3.THERE GOING TO BUILD A NEW ONE

  77. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #SLYFOX
    1 I think there might have been a bomb
    2 The government might be destroying it as it can not be repaired
    3 I think they will give people a new place to stay

  78. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #footy fox
    1. In my opinion I think this building was damaged in an earthquake.
    2. I believe these people are now waiting to be rehoused or are living in temporary accommodation.
    3. I think they might be rehoused far away which will be devastating for the community .

  79. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #smartfox
    1.IT HAD AN ACCIDENT THE BLOCK OF FLATS WERE DAMAGED BY A FIRE
    2.PEOPLE WHO LIVED THERE ARE STILL FINDING A HOME
    3.THE COUNCIL WILL BUILD A NEW BLOCK OF FLATS FOR THE RESIDENTS TO LIVE IN BUT THIS WILL TAKE A LONG TIME

  80. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #Blue_Fox
    1) In my opinion I think that before the picture was taken it there may have been an EARTHQUAKE and it had to be pulled down.
    2)I think that the demolition will take a year. This means the residents will need to be re-homed.
    3)The thing that will happen that the council or government will make a new building in the same place and it will look different to the old one. Residents will be given new accommodation but until then they will be in temporary housing that may not necessarily meet their needs.

  81. Foxfield Primary School Foxfield Primary School

    #sillyfox
    1.The thing might have happened before the photo was taken is that there was an earth quake.
    2.The thing that might be happening now is that they are destroying the building and the people will be running away
    3.The thing that will happen after that they will be building new houses and the people will be finding new homes.

  82. Thomas Hinderwell Primary Thomas Hinderwell Primary

    It may get trashed and the people that live in it may be poor and they wont be able to live any where so they will have to live on the street .

    red unicorn

  83. Thomas Hinderwell Primary Thomas Hinderwell Primary

    I think that some people will be living homeless people mate be donating money for homeless people

    purple unicorn

  84. Thomas Hinderwell Primary Thomas Hinderwell Primary

    before this picture hapend all of the people that was in it could of got out

    red unicorn

  85. Charles Read Academy Charles Read Academy

    It might be knocked down because nobody lives in there. Because it is too expensive it might cost £500-£900 it might gone up because of the location. Being knocked down by builders and the earth might be flatterned. Build a brand new luxure block of flats.

    johnhammond

  86. Charles Read Academy Charles Read Academy

    i think that there was a fire nere by and then it was too old to live in and there was some noise in the night and the kids are keep getin injured

  87. Charles Read Academy Charles Read Academy

    I think that before it was being knocked down people had to move out as the rent went up and they couldn’t pay the rent so they moved out.They are knocking it down as no one lived there no more because of the rent.After they knock it down they are going to build a new block of flats but not old fashioned and add new things into a modern set of flats.

    #pinkpony

  88. Charles Read Academy Charles Read Academy

    i think that the public have left because the rent has raised or it is way to dangerous to live in E.G the ceiling has been falling in on people the are demolishing the block of flats because it might be old to live in it wil be made into another block of flats but bigger and better

  89. Charles Read Academy Charles Read Academy

    I think that the building has been derelict for a while. The reason for this might be that the rent has gone up that much that people have had to move out or that it has been evacuated because it is to dangerous to live in. The thing that is happening at the moment is that they are knocking the building down getting ready to build more homes.

    prettyprincess4472

  90. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    1. I think that It might have needed to be taken down because of reconstruction? This could also do with social housing.
    2. Right now they could be reconstructing the building or still be taking it down.
    3. In my opinion, in the future the building could be an even better building.

    BlueDolphin123

  91. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Why do they have to knock down the flats if people had live there

    Mr Bull

  92. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    1. before: it wasn’t set on fire because there is no trace of a fire damage
    2. at the time: it was get demolished so they can build new and better flats or houses
    3. after: i think the government will turn the previous flats into social housing
    SuperSavage

  93. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think the government were going to take the building down because it was on green land.

    I think the government are building the house somewhere not on green land.

    I think thay will ue the space for a farm

  94. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    1.It might of had to be knocked down for social housing reasons
    unicornvamp

  95. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    of crops

    Professor R

  96. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    1. I don’t think this was set on fire as the fire that happened at Grenfell there was debris all over the place, alternatively there may have been a smaller fire that was not as dramatic.
    2. I think the Government is dealing with what I’m mean by this focusing on re-homing residents that were effected by ‘the incident’.
    3.MP’s(Member Of Parliament) are possibly trying to build it back without using to much money. The people effected this are probably panicking trying to find a home.

    -KuteDogg

  97. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Hunter hill tower block was built after the housing act of 1946 . It’s not fair because many families lived there so where are they going to go now.

  98. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that before that happened there might of been a small fire,until it all got destroyed.

  99. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that the government will knock the building down because they can use the space for more houses.
    I think they might be rebuilding more houses in the space that i think was knocked down.
    I think that in the future there will be lots more homes.

    AngelDevil

  100. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    Hunter hill tower block
    Built after the housing act of 1946.4 tower blocks were built.There housing blocks were built in the Second World War.Cadding used on the outside of Stockport’s tower blocks will be sent for laboratory tests to establish its fire safety following the London grenfell tower tragedy.
    Little miss gymnast

  101. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    These houses were built after the Second World War.
    These blocks were over 60plus years.I think these buildings aren’t meant to be built for long.
    1.They could off sighed a contract to send builders to tear down the block.
    2.They might be re-building but making it posher.
    3.Only posh and rich people are going to live there.
    Where are people going to live!!!! Miss singer

  102. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    At first it might be a normal bulding.They might take it down just for the rich.The rich might just live in the new bulding but four poor people might live there.

    Mr Bull

  103. High Halstow Primary School High Halstow Primary School

    Hi it’s Budgie15 and Unipig64
    1. I think it is to unsafe bcause it is to tall so they knock it down.
    2. They have started to knock it down
    3.They will build a copy of it

  104. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    First of all, my hypothesis is that the tower actually got destroyed by the government. Maybe they took decision so they could build another superior building such as a hospital so they don’t take up so much green space. Maybe no one ever lived in it.

    goldenrespect

  105. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    what might of happend is the council told them that it will be knocked out
    they are actually taking it down.
    They will bom the bulidings

  106. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    Yes I agree.

    #Priceless bunnie

  107. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I postulate that the tower block has been considered unsafe by the authority due to the fact that it is seen that it has no damage to the outside brick work. The tower block is being destroyed to build a new one.

    LoopyLama

  108. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that place (like many others) was an unacceptable place to live. It most likely had broken ceilings, leaks, the hygiene levels were down the drain and there People would only live there if they were squatting, forced to live there (which would’ve been illegal, another reason which would be another reason for it to be smashed down).
    I predict that what is happening at the current time is it is being knocked down to create room for a better accommodation that is cleaner, better for the environment and safer.
    What might happen in the future is that they will build a more useful place that could be used for social housing.

    KaraokeKat

  109. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    The hunter hill tower block was home to many families since 1940 the local council made by the decision to tear down the block leaving many without homes there is no evidence from the photo that further accomadation is joined to be built.

    Little miss winter

  110. High Halstow Primary School High Halstow Primary School

    Piggy 26 and sparkles 123
    1. I think that it is being rebuilt because it is unsafe, may set on fire or the electrics be a problem. Also every body might be evacuated have a new home while being rebuilt. This is a problem because people on the streets might get hurt.
    2. I think that the people that have lost their homes will be getting new homes from the government. This will be better for the public so they are not on the dreadfull streets of London were people ask for money.
    3. I think what will happen later is they will build another block of flats so they can have there proper home back and can call it home sweet home .

  111. Briar Hill Primary School  Briar Hill Primary School 

    People could have had a debate about whether they should or should not knock down Hunter Hill Tower Block.
    People could be wondering why they had to knock down Hunter Hill Tower Block.
    People may be regretting Hunter Hill Tower Block being knocked down.
    Comment made by Little Miss Pebbles!

  112. High Halstow Primary School High Halstow Primary School

    1. We think that some one has said it is unsafe to live in. A buildings inspector has come and inspected it and h has said that the building is unsafe for people to live in. The buildings are unsafe and it started to crumble.
    2. The building is being ripped down because of the bad hygiene and safety.
    3. After the local council. They are rebuilding it to make it sturdier and stronger. By dog 123,Lemurtle 13.

  113. High Halstow Primary School High Halstow Primary School

    1. We think that its being demolished because there were problems with its plumbing and electrical systems. Also as its a social housing estate, the people using it might have used it in the wrong way. The social housing estate might not have been built or structured correctly as a result they had to destroy it because of dangers.
    2. We think that new houses will be built that are safer and more modern with better facilities for social housing- this will be much better because there will be more social housing and the people who had to move out will now have better housing.
    3. There will be less risk of things going wrong or dangers with the building and there will be more social housing.
    From Lemur 172 and Moustachepower 460

  114. High Halstow Primary School High Halstow Primary School

    Hi it is Poppy11 and losslesossle
    1: we think that they have built another house and so have no need for it any more (the new house might be safer).
    2:they will knock it down and make sure that everyone is safe as they do it.
    3:after they have knocked it down they might build something useful like a factory.

  115. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    1. What might have happened before the photo was taken?

    There might of been an attack on the building.

    2. What might be happening now?

    They might be re-building the flat.

    3. What may happen after?

    The people will go back to thier flat

  116. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I think that it could of been a fire and hit a cable and blew up

    fluffy unicorn243

  117. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    1. I think the building wasn’t having enough money given to the government because the owners weren’t paying for their house so this resulted in the government destroying the building.

    2. Now I think the government will try to plan a new build in the area where the building was destroyed so that it doesn’t look like their’s a plain area not being used.

    3. In the future, the citizens who lived in the building will be still homeless but have been escorted to somewhere where there is a roof over their heads.

    AgentKitty

  118. Streatham Wells Primary School Streatham Wells Primary School

    1. I ruled out it being a caused by a fire or an earthquake, things some other people said, because there are no scortch marks from and a fire and the flats look like they’re in the UK and as far as I know it is very rare for an earthquake to happen and do something like that to a building. So, I think they were social housing flats and were getting really shabby. I think they moved all the people who were living in there somewhere else probably far away.
    2. I think they are knocking the building down as there is a crane going into the building scooping the rubble out.
    3. I think they will build new flats that will be privatly owned by people. I don’t think they will build social housing flats because normally when the council knock some flats they build brand new luxury flats. I don’t think that is fair on the people who are in poverty and need a roof over there head.
    ~snowleopard06

  119. in this photo it looks as if a tower is being knocked down, quite clearly.
    after this building is knocked down they will most likely build a new one, unfortunatley the new one will have flats that are more expensive than the last ones and less social housing will available. This is making the social housing crisis even worse.the new homes ill be fancier and larger, even though that is exactly what we dont need right now.
    Before this may have been a close knit building where everybody felt safe but we dont know therefore we can only be curious
    sceptic cookie

  120. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    1. I think that the house was much better than before
    2. I would think that what is going to happen now is that they will try to rebuild the flat
    3. They will try to make the flat the it was before

    dododj

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