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actually a shame isn't it though
shit, hope it's not too bad
looks pretty bad :(
Having said that, Buildings can be rebuilt and repaired. Final year projects weeks from submission can't.
breathing a sigh of relief that the piece that they didn't put enough effort into has been destroyed. Like turning up to an exam hall after no revision to find out that it has been cancelled.
How terrible of me!
shows what low-level trolling this is
challenging the conception of arcitecture and our surroundings by the countpoint and juxtaposition of the destructive nature of fire.
The building gives, and provides, and the fire feeds and destroys. It's a parasitical display that echoes with some gravitas humanity's own follies and destruction to mother earth.
This piece is a brave statement - To give by destruction is a perfect methaphor for the entropy involved in existence itself.
Thanks for those posts though. Was nice.
It's a building. No-one was trapped or in danger. The building is not going to burn to the ground. It wasn't a haha post, it was a joke. The over reactions are I'm a cunt / twatfarm / can properly fuck off.
Lovely. I'm sure you're in the right though so bonus.
"shit you're right, I fucked up, sorry" on this place
Sorry. I actually don't want you to go, I'm just extremely upset.
to help you understand. it's not *just* a building to many people, especially glaswegians. It's an iconic part of our city, named after one of the most influencial designers and artists our country has ever seen. And some of us do have friends/ family who were in that building today. hearing tat everybody was evacuated is obviously great., but that's not the part of the news story you focus on when you hear the news. You think FUCK, my friend/ cousin/ neighbour and then you think What a terrible thing to happen to our city and all of these young people who were about to show the culmination of 4 years work very shortly. That's why you get upset, not because it's A Building.
(that last bit really aimed at jordan).
and that post wan't a personal swipe at you.
I assumed it was the roof of a building on fire and wasn't even a story.
Then everyone got angry. Apologies.
we just told someone in the office who is an GSA graduate and she said she wanted to cry.
it's also a really important part of glasgow's/scotland's tourism industry and no doubt this will have a knock on effect on the local economy.
if i've offended anyone then i apologise. i really didn't think that my post would be read as anything other than a typical lazy pun on the thread's title.
sorry if I over-reacted, it's an emotional time.
hey, come on lad, chin up.
don't be a prick
more annoyed at cunts making jokes when there's a building burning down potentially with people's friends and family still inside
+ it's one of the most iconic buildings in glasgow
I know a few lecturers who work there.
She's safe, but she's standing on sauchiehall street in floods of tears. She's a weaver and her loom is in that building.
it had already been reported everyone had been evacuated before i made a joke related to the title of the thread.
"making jokes when there's a building burning down potentially with people's friends and family still inside"
isn't made better by the fact that there was no-one still inside, which had already been reported when i made the pun?
and not make any jokes for the time being at least, it's pretty clear from the Glasgow contingent in this thread this is a really sad state of affairs as it was a much loved centre of our community
not gonna keep going round in circles on this as my pun was just an offhand one and not made with the intention of derailing the thread, but i honestly didn't think making a pun on how the title of the thread was structured would cause any offence, never mind this much.
to show I'm not completely humourless though:
INFLAMMABLE MEANS FLAMMABLE?! WHAT A COUNTRY!
Perhaps it's call people a cunt Friday.
are you colleagues?
everyone out safe apparently
One of my favourite buildings anywhere with an amazing history, hopefully they can get top of it and minimalist the damage.
The degree show is in the next couple of weeks as well
i have a dark feeling in my gut now.
:( just hope everyone is ok
feel really gutted about it for some reason, the art school's a really lovely place just to walk past and that. Really hope it's ok.
People being twats in this thread are twats.
since when did you live in glasgow m8
it's on a really steep hill to so really awkward for the fire crew to reach. it looks realy bad
we were all in a coach, and it couldn't make it up the hill, stalled and started rolling backwards.
with really old, priceless books. so good that there doesnt seem to be any injuries but still so devastating. the interiors are irreplaceable.
(not just of the Art School, but of other buildings and animals and plants) were stored there.
I'm here quite a bit and it's such an amazing place to walk about in and to think that some of it will be lost forever is really quite sad! :(
Be strong people.
it's going to collapse :(
and went home so I could go onto the roof terrace and check that it was actually the Mac that was on fire, I didn't believe it. It's on the same block as my flat, albeit two streets back, and i sit and gaze at it every day when I have my breakfast (fag), I love it. Fire crews are on the scene but it's getting worse, not better. So sad :(
thankfully there appear to be no human casualties.
that I did not flick a fag off my roof and casue the fire. for the avoidance of doubt I was in the opffice at 12.30pm today.
They htink it was caused by a psark, accoridng to news reports. Who would have thought that it would be so flammable? (ok yes, wooden interior, but surely there would be some degree of disaster planning?) I just can't get my head arond this. How flames can be jutting out the roof as a result of a spark an hour earlier in the basement.
Do you type in scottish as well ?
5 typos in two paragraphs - mid level gibberish
I mean given there used to be thousands of cinemas and music halls and they nearly all burnt down for the same reason it's amazing it survived this long
Shack went up in flames
or the Colisuem at Bridge St subway? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8066723.stm
could see it from Queens Park where I stayed at the time
i feel even worse as i cracked a smile at mokers post
hope theyre not foreshadowing anything :(
as the time it became acceptable to make jokes then guys.
everyone who's posted anything should hang their head in shame, including and especially me because this is the worst post of them all
I have a gutted feeling in my stomach :(
but I am, quite selfishly, dithering, because they'd have to come through my sitting room to get onto the terace and there are piles of dirty laundry everywhere because I went and got drunk with my bf last night instead of going home to do my Thursday Night Chores.
but just start tidying up in front of the camera as they do the broadcast.
Shiiit. I'd better leave the office and get round there soon. anybody want to come round for a beer and to watch the OB?
Jules is going to be pitching up too! I'm waiting to hear what time to meet them to let them in, so I'll let you know! :D
If i wasn't already going out i'd be tempted. can i bring frank?
I could be there for 4:30pm....would I have missed make up by then?
(I have trowelled it on though). The reporter (blonde one who is my friend) just called me to say she's been called onto another story but that the other OB reporter (drak haired one that is not my feiend) will be calling me wiht a plan soon. They always leave it to the last minute to dcided on locaton and they can't decide whether yto go for up high on a roof or on the ground apparently. AHHHH the tension. I have an inside scoop as to the cause though. the projector that blue up was part of a student's degree show installation. Imagine being that poor student :'(
like a smurf.
This could break me as an actor.
Yes, YES....I'm using this sad situation as an opportunity to further (start) my acting career!
Deal with it!
...but insist that they interview you live on air, let us know when and we'll all tune in.
(I am putting on my makeup right now).
Possibly even on the main news at 6 too.
(although I am a bit wheezy as I've inhaled a fair bit of smoke). It's not a wheeze at all, I've let them into my slatternly flat because I don't want them to miss out on what is undoubtedly the best location for the outside broadcast and I've asked them to donate my location fee to whichever charitable cause is no doubt set up to help the school/ students.
It probalby read like a bit of a hweeze as I was making light of my slefish reactoin to the request, but I can honestly say dave, people are horrified and upset. the cameraman's hands were shaking when he was taking his stills because he went to GSA ten years ago.
that makes it sad
all my thinly veiled's work could be gone :(
from steet level it looks like it's gone out. From up high you can see it's still raging down the pitt street end and it looks like the whole pitt street side is burning out :'(
...and that the east side should be ok?
I'd say a quarter of the building, on the far west side, is gone. howver there will be snoke dmaage and water damage in the central bit and possibly east side too (this straight from the BBC producer lady 5 mins ago).
everyone in the office and that who ive spoken with on the phone is on a pure downer.
It's like a part of glasgow has died today! :(
although to be honest, it feels a bit like tragedy tourism, wathcing them all at work on it. I might sit inside for a bit.
...if i saw it in the flesh.
I now need to shower because I'm so drenched in smoke. Does anyone know if its still going?
In a statement, president of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Iain Connelly spoke of the Mackintosh building's world renown and "immeasurable" influence on 20th century architecture.
He added: "Scotland has seen the loss of an international treasure which reflects the genius of one of our greatest ever architects.
"The whole of the architectural profession in Scotland will, I am sure, join with me in sending out a message to the students and staff of the school and all those who have been associated with this building over the decades, a message of sorrow and commiseration at this terrible, terrible news.
"It is too early to talk about what happens now, but the architectural profession in Scotland will do anything it can to help in any way."
...but all things considered it could have been so much worse!
Its incredible they've saved so much of it. But that library was so incredible :'(
and wasn't keeping up with anything happening at home - was pretty gutted to come back to this news.
I hope you'll think twice about leaving next time
I go out the country for one weekend and this happens, Hibs get relegated and a guy from UKIP gets elected. You lot need constant supervision.