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    Exclamation St John's Beacon before Radio City/Three mysterious towers

    I've been searching all over the internet for a few hours, looking for photographs of St John's Beacon as I remember it from being a kid - no Radio City logo, and no advertising scaffold. So far, the only image of it i've found is in an old Brookside intro -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucMFOXJC7xY (16 seconds in)

    Does anyone have any idea where I can find better images of it back then? Online or in print? Or even better, images from the inside from it's previous life as a restaurant?

    Second question - if you pause that video at 25 seconds, you see Tuebrook (where I live), with three gigantic tower blocks in the near distance. I'm simply amazed I never knew they existed.
    Does anyone have any images of them, interior or exterior? Or views from them?
    When were they built/demolished? What were they called? Where exactly were they?
    They appear to be on or near Shiel Rd, but i'm not too sure..

    Thanks in advance for any information you can give! Much appreciated.


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    Thanks for the quick reply, but what i'm mainly looking for is exterior pictures of the tower pre-2000, when it was transformed into it's current state.

    Interior shots, or shots of the view would be a massive bonus, though!

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    If you go on to Facebook and join TUEBROOK UNCOVERED there is 1 or 2 photos of the Sheil Road flats one was called Linosa Close in which writer Will Self detonated the building he spent some time up there writing a play.

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    I'm simply amazed I never knew they existed.
    How can one not notice high rise flats? Imean ya must have taken a bus ride into town at some time or other....the darn bus stopped outside them on West Derby Road.

    PS the interior was no different than those of other builds of High Rise.

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