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    Finally we are seeing the demolition of this infamous Lime Street 'landmark'...

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    I was sitting on the bus the other day going past the building when a couple of ladies behind me were discussing the building. One used to work there and remembered it being a 'sick building syndrome' and was hated by the workers.

    The contractors have certainly had their money's worth when it's come to the time frame of dropping the building - we needed the late Fred Dibnah to come along, saw a couple of legs off and drop it in his usual perfect manner!

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    Ah excellent! Finally that horrid concrete monstrosity is gone! Here's hoping that whatever is to take its place is a sight better than that!

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    Passed there today - there's about five floors to go. An ugly building, which really was a blot, along with those grotty shops that have now gone too. I can't wait to see the finished product. I seem to remember that when the shops and tower was built, there was a lot of opposition, because the building would block off the view of Lime Street Station's facade. Does anyone know when this was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkhilly View Post
    Passed there today - there's about five floors to go. An ugly building, which really was a blot, along with those grotty shops that have now gone too. I can't wait to see the finished product. I seem to remember that when the shops and tower was built, there was a lot of opposition, because the building would block off the view of Lime Street Station's facade. Does anyone know when this was?

    Was it around 1969 - 70?

    Was Concourse House ever fully let in its existance?

    Always appeared to have "To Let" signs up?

    Should it have been built?

    John

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