Weight and Stuff Report – 19 June 2010

Errr, oops. Not sure where that extra weight came from. Mutter.

Leaving Pilgrim Street for today, here’s the next local demolition target:

Tyne Bridge Tower

Tyne Bridge Tower

Tyne Bridge Tower is a former tax office, lurking at the Gateshead end of the Tyne Bridge and reached by an elevated walkway from the bridge. Since it closed, there have been various proposals to convert it into either low-cost flats or expensive apartments, suggestions to re-clad it, which might have turned it into something moderately attractive, and probably some other ideas that passed me by. But it seems that nobody wants to bother with any of that, and instead it will be demolished. This will presumably have to be another one of those gradual top-down jobs, which might be moderately interesting to watch.