Daniel Sturley

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21 Mar 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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A Trifecta of Skyline Photos from Clent, Romsley and Frankley - 21st March 2020

Here are three photos of our great city skyline from the west, above from Romsley Hill, one from Clent and one from Frankley in the full post.

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15 Mar 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, Cranes Across the City - March Update

Here's the latest crane photography gallery covering February and early March.

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09 Mar 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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Pitch Creative - "Full Colour No Fear" Photography Lightbox

This pitch post explains the product 'Full Colour No Fear' Photo Lightbox and its application in numerous interactive settings which could include galleries, schools. offices and public spaces.  It is an excellent interactive and user-friedly friendy product with many applications. 

Dan has created a prototype and is now looking for investors to take to market.

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I have always loved the look of 35mm slides (positives) when viewed on a light-box. My photography is digital now but I don't like the fact that none of it actually exists in real life, I want to see my photos printed, large and with full colour! I am developing an idea for presenting my photos on very large (A1 size) backlit panels, with the image printed onto something transparent and mounted in large frames. The 'Lightbox' will have a chargable battery installed with a winder handle (like a camping light or torch).

I am seeking collaboration and/or advice on several elements of the production development:

The lightbox itself including the frame, the diffusser panel, the LED matrix and the power/charger system.

The transparent material to print on.

The ink used.

The product will be branded as 'Full Colour No Fear'

The prototype uses an existing lightbox to power the application.  The 'Full Light No Fear' product will use a greener sustainable alternative that will incorporate manually rechargeble battery operated and not reliant on 'plugged in' electricity to power.

Below are some images from the development phase using commercially available A4 light pad (used for drawing/tracing) and clear plastic used for overhead projectors, show both with the backlight off and on.

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20 Feb 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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Constructon of Symphony Hall - February 2020 update

The Symphony Hall extension is rapidly progressing.  It will look spectacular. 

Stephen and Dan have been watching and have documented the development every step of the way. See their February 2020 update here.

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HOW SYMPHONY HALL WILL LOOK ONCE FINISHED

The development will provide a state-of-the-art performance space to host 
free and affordable events, improved bars, cafes, seating and hospitality experiences. 

It will also become home for Symphony Hall's Learning and Participation programme, which will include spaces for teaching, performance, and rehearsals. The Box Office and welcome desk will also be relocated to a much more prominent position.

The new look will provide Symphony Hall with a curved sweep of the façade, centred on the Hall of Memory across the square. Two new entrances will be created, both providing quick and direct access from Centenary Square.

Artists Impressions from Page/Park Architects

LATEST PROGRESS ON SITE:

February 14th:

Photos by Stephen Giles

EARLIER THIS MONTH

February 7th:

Photos by Reiss Gordon-Henry

4th February:

Photos by Stephen Giles

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January 2020:

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13 Feb 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of One Centenary Way - February 2020

One Centenary Way breaks ground with the piling almost complete, here's the latest photos from the construction of this first building of phase two at Paradise Birmingham.

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - February 2020

Progress at 103 Colmore Row is in a cruise state, with steel up to the 12th floor and some cladding and windows installed on the Colmore Row and Newhall Street corner, lots of great photos in this gallery from Stephen, Reiss and Daniel.

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Artist's Impression of the finished building.

 

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24 Jan 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, Cranes Across the City - January 2020

Here's the latest gallery of crane photos across the city between November and January 2020. See the full gallery by clicking the 'Related' button on this post.

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23 Jan 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Three Arena Central (HMRC)

The crane at Three Arena Central in Birmingham has been dismantled and the parapet extension of the cladding has started. Take this post for a superb collection of photography.

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The Construction of The Mercian, Broad Street - January 2019

Here's the latest construction photo gallery for the 42 storey, The Mercian, on Broad Street. 

Most of the lower section is structurally complete with the cores still rising and the main tower structure has moved on to the main floors. It is starting to impose itself on the scene and it won't be long before itstarts to compete with Bank Tower Two opposite.

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18th January 2020

 

5th January 2020

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19 Jan 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, Two Chamberlain Square

With Two Chamberlain Square now completed we can look at it in some context with the rest of the Chamberlain Square redevelopment, here's some photos from December and this weekend.

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19 Jan 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, One Chamberlain Square

A nice sunny winter day for some blue sky shots of One Chamberlain Square.

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17 Jan 2020 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, One Chamberlain Square - January 2020

With PwC's One Chamberlain Square complete and the staff having moved in it is time to say bye to this particular build on our construction feature, but it will be moved to the Modern Architecture feature from now on. Here are some recent photos of this fantastic addition to the city.

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26 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, the City Skyline from Lickey Hills - 25th December 2019

Daniel went out to the Lickey Hills Country Park in the winter low sunshine to get some photos of the city skyline from some seven miles away, more in the full post.

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26 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Empty Streets of Birmingham on Christmas Day 2019

Being autistic has its advantages when it comes to having a special interest, mine is the city and photography. I went out at about midday into the city centre to see if I could get another set of 'empty city' photos like I did in 2011, and great medicine for my mental health it was! Here's a gallery of what I got, they had to be black & white, 28 photos in this post.

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To see my 2011 photos click here: 2011 - Alone in the City

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20 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The PwC Partners Opening of One Chamberlain Square - 19th December 2019

Daniel was delighted to attend the PwC Partners Opening and tour of the completed One Chamberlain Square where he collected his copy of the book 'One Chamberlain Square - Everything is Possible' containing his photos of the construction of this iconic addittion to the city centre. Great photos of the astounding interior in this gallery. Thanks to Matt Hammond, Chair, PwC Midlands.

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Wordsmith Casey Bailey recites his poem about the Midlands, now on the wall at One Chamberlain Square.

Casey Bailey, Matt Hammond and Daniel Sturley.

One of the many 'Living Walls', moss that gives out a significant amount of oxygen.

Booth for private phone calls.

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09 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of The Mercian, Broad Street - December 2019

Here's the latest construction photo gallery for the Mercian on Broad Street, the lower structure is nearing completion as the concrete core for the main tower rising fast, some of the first collums for the main tower have bee installed at the front on Broad Street.

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09 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, the Amazing Stained Glass Windows in St Martin in the Bullring - December 2019

I was lucky to visit the interior of St Martin in the Bullring during almost perfect conditions for photos of some the amazing stained glass windows, the low sun was shining directly through the south side windows and I got a few of the famous Burne-Jones window in the south transept.

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07 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, St Martin's Square in the Bullring - December 2019

St Martin's Square is at the heart of the Bullring shopping centre hosting St Martin in the Bullring (St Martin's Church), the Selfridges Building, many restaurants, the south entrance to the Bullring shopping centre, and the gateway to the Birmingham Markets and Digbeth. Also there are the 'Copper Tree' and the Birmingham Blitz Memorial.

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - December 2019

This build is going up so fast! These photos from the 30th November seem out of date already but it was a nice sunny day!

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Bonus bird in this one!

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01 Dec 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, the Star Flyer in Centenary Square - December 2019

The Star Flyer ride in Centenary Square seems popular as part of Ice Skate Birmingham, the screams can be heard from some distance, I'm sure some of them really, really wish they hadn't gone on it! More photos in the full post.

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24 Nov 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - November 2019

Bank Tower Two is complete with just the fitout of the ground level retail spaces to go. A dull misty day for these photos but some interesting perspectives and angles.

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The Construction of The Mercian, Broad Street - November 2019

The core riseth.

The concrete core for the Mercian on Broad Street is now rising visibly and is set to fly up over the next few months, a good part of the lower structure is built too. We also see the cladding test rig installed. Lots of photos in this construction update.

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November 11th 2019

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24th November 2019

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19 Nov 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - November 2019

Here's the latest construction photo update for 103 Colmore Row with the steel structure rising fast.

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Crane sections are massive when you see one up close!

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10 Nov 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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Birmingham, the Frankfurt Christmas Market - November 2019

I went down to the edge of the Frankfurt Chrismas Market, a bit too intense for me to venture inside on the first weekend but I got some more magical scenes of this fantastic attraction in Victoria Square.

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07 Nov 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square - November 2019

Two Chamberlain Square currently offers some great reflections of the Museum and Art Gallery, the Joseph Chamberlain Monument and the Council House while we wait for the new renovated Chamberlain Square to open. All these taken from the entrance to the Museum.

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