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The Construction of One Centenary Way - May 2021 Update

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The building is rising to floor 5 and when complete will be one third up. Floors are being installed on the lower levels and the building is really imposing it's mass and shadow on the surrounding area. Lots of photos in this update covering April and up to 15th May 2021.

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All photography by Daniel Sturley

See more in the full Gallery here: One Centenary Way Construction Photography

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Birmingham, Cranes in the City - April 2021

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August 2020 was the last Birmingham crane photography gallery post and a lot has been added to this feature. Here is a selection, please visit the full gallery to see them all.

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See the full Crane Photography Gallery here: Crane Photography

5th September 2021

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27th September 2021

30th September 2020

4th October 2021

17th October 2021

5th November 2021

6th November 2021

1st November 2021

5th December 2021

10th January 2020

25th February 2021

28th February 2021

7th March 2021

16th March 2021

21st March 2021

30th March 2021

All photography by Daniel Sturley

See the full Crane Photography Gallery here: Crane Photography

 

 

 

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - April 2021

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This build is going up fast now, hard to keep up! The steel structure is rising very apparently from all angles with the central core structure on pause while the rest of the building catches up. Great set of recent photos in this article and many more in the full construction gallery in the feature project.

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1st April

Photography by Daniel Sturley

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - March 2021 Update Two

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A lot is happening now at the site and the progress is fast! The building will be structurally all steel and the full girth of it can be seen from Centenary Square (the first photo in the main article). The outer perimeter structure is visable from all around the site and the central core structure is rising fast too with a maze of black girders appearing above the hordings.

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Construction of One Centenary Square in Birmingham

The following images have been taken during March 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Refurbishment of Three Centenary Square (UOB) - March 2021

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Down to a few railings outside the Exchange frontage on Centenary Square, all cleaned and the beautful architecural details visable again.

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - March 2021 Update

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One Centenary Way's black steel is now rising above the surrounding hordings. The huge space that is this corner of Paradise is rapidly filling up and the building will become a dominant sight from Centenary Square. Loads of photos in this early March construction photo update.

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10th January 2020

 

28th December 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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The refurbishment of the former Municipal Bank (now The Exchange) - February 2021

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For much of the past year, Three Centenary Way (the former Municipal Bank) has been hidden behind protective coverings. With these now largely removed, we have been given the first glimpse of this immaculate building since it has been cleaned.  Now in University of Birmingham hands, we can see that considerable progress has been made.

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The following gallery takes a look at how things have progressed over the past 12 months.

 

March 2020

 

April 2020

 

September 2020

 

December 2020

 

February 2021

 

Photography courtesy Daniel Sturley (Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build communities)

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Weekend snow in Birmingham enjoyed by our creatives

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The snow overnight on Saturday the 24th January gave a great opportunity for some families and other socially 'bubbled' people to come out for a while and create some great snow sculptures in Centenary Square, as well as all over the city we reckon. Daniel was out to grab some photos later in the day to record some for posterity and inspiration.

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Creativity in Centenary Square

 

Creativity by the canals at Old Turn Junction

 

Creativity at Victoria Square

 

Creativity in Central Square, Brindleyplace

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"Photography has become my mental health medicine!" - Daniel tells us why!

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Daniel Sturley, autistic and an award winning photographer, is the first of our 'People with Passion' to share his story about how his ‘special interest’ has helped him with his mental health challenges,  He also gives some great tips for producing wonderful photography. 

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'Bonnie', one of our family cats in 1988

From the age of about 7 I have been fascinated by photography, and had my first camera by the age of 10, an Halina 110 film format with two built-in lenses and a flash. I would take photos while on family holidays in Wales and I particularly enjoyed capturing the rally cross meetings when visiting the local motor racing circuit.

1987, Lydden Hill rallycross circuit, Dimi Mavropoulus's crazy Audi S1

An equaly mad Metro 6R4

I would send off the films for processing and had to endure an almost intolerable wait of a couple of weeks for the prints to arrive. When they did arrive it was better than birthdays and Christmas!

'Old Harry Rocks' near Tunbridge Wells, part of a college photography assignment in 1989

It was not until I went to college that I did any ‘serious’ photography, including developing and printing. I did several photography projects at college and with my first portfolio I was able to get a summer job doing baby and child portraiture in Mothercare, Boots, and BHS, taking and then selling photos to parents. I received very positive feedback about my photography but I was determined to seek a career in TV and Video Production, and taking photos was purely a hobby. I sold my camera in the third year of university for beer money and almost instantly regretted it.

The view from the top of the Sears (Willis) Tower in Chicago 1997

In 1997 I went to Chicago with my father and took a small 35mm snapper. I took many photos of the huge buildings there, I was obsessed with skyscrapers and still am. I wanted to capture the feeling of standing at the base of a massive skyscraper unlike anything I had ever seen.

I had found myself in Birmingham starting my first job in the television industry in 1994 and, although I had the typical south-east view of the place and had never been before, I very quickly fell in love with the city and felt moved to use my photography as a way of dispelling all the negative myths about it. Inspired by my trip to Chicago I started to photograph what has become my adopted home city.

Victoria Square in December 2003

In 1998 at the age of 30, I was diagnosed with autism (Asperger’s syndrome) and started to understand more about my challenges and how to manage my anxiety levels better. I also understood why I had ‘special interests’, photography of architecture was definitely one of my strongest, and I adore maps and have seventy two different atlases, I love skyscrapers and satelite photography, I can't get enough of Google Earth and I can't wait till I can afford a VR kit!

In November 2005 I went to New York and Chicago for ten days working but still came back with 39 rolls of 36 exposure film!

Looking up at the 450m Willis (Sears) Tower in November 2005

It was my birthday on this trip and I was feeling rebellious so I took this one on Fifth Avenue, November 2005

I bought my first digital SLR camera in 2008 and started to accumulate a large collection of photos of Birmingham. I showed some of them to friends and family and was overwhelmed by the positive feedback and encouragement I received.

Cambrian Wharf with the Flapper Canalside Pub in 2009

In 2010 I produced a set of ten Birmingham postcards, had 200 of each printed and managed to get a few small city shops to sell them. The venture didn't succeed very well and I lost interest in photography.

I was encouraged by a good friend to develop a distinctive style and I had already identified several things that I naturally did like framing with thirds, juxterpositions, high colour, because I liked the resulting photos. But I also realised that there was the 'no people' aspect of my photography and how it reflects how I see the world.

In 2011 I found myself alone for Christmas Day and whilst I was a bit down, I wasn't lonely. As an autistic person I have a base state of alone, so I took the opportunity to indulge my 'special interest' of city photography and to wander the streets of Birmingham city centre to get some shots. Serendipity intervened to gift this set of rare photos.

CHRISTMAS DAY 2011 GALLERY

In 2013 I whad been working as a freelance video editor for a large company consistently for 18-months. The 3-hours of driving every day and extremely difficult working conditions resulted in so much stress that I became ill with clinical depression and anxiety disorder and had to cease work as a freelancer.

As part of my recovery, I was encouraged to indulge my ’special interests’ and chose to further my Birmingham promotion project by publishing my photography through social media. I published some of my archive of photos of the city but also started to take many more on a regular basis. I had fantastic feedback, I have continued ever since,  my Twitter account now has over 1400 followers and I have sold some of my photos as printsprints.

In 2015 I became a regular contributor to the new @BirminghamWeAre Twitter account and have gone on to become a full development partner with the parent social media platform FreeTimePays.com.

My photography has been considered as a large contributory factor in the success of their community engagement project which encourages others to send in their photography of the city.

 

I seem to be able to see photographs waiting to be taken, I can 'frame' a scene instantly in my mind so I just need to use the camera to capture it. I love to use the 'rule of thirds' with my compositions, I like to find great juxtapositions, colours, reflections and odd 'muddles' of things that are hard to work out what's going on at first glance.

The Birmingham Pyramids, April 2016

In 2016 I visited Edinburgh with my mother and came back with many great photos of the city.

Edinburgh, a Sea of Chimney Pots - April 2016

In  May 2016 I was honoured to win ’The Cube Photographer of the Year’, after submitting one of my photos of the iconic building.

My winning submission for the Cube Photographer of the Year 2016

Later in 2016 I was also contacted by a gentleman from Price Waterhouse Cooper in Birmingham inviting me to display my photos of the construction of their new headquarters at Paradise Birmingham, One Chamberlain Square, as a timeline gallery at their current base.

My photos on the wall at PwC with Matthew Hammond, Chairman, PwC Midlands in June 2018

The Demolition of the Central Library, June 2016

The Construction of PwC's One Chamberlain Square during May 2018

I continued to photograph the construction of the building and was invited by PwC to collaborate on a 'coffee table' book about the building using mainly my contruction photos photos.

This was completed in January 2020 and I went to the opening of the building where the book was distributed to lots of people and I got one to take home.

As part of my extra-curricular work with BirminghamWeAre I have produced five 'Birmingham Gems' charity calendars.

 

More recently, apart from publishing almost daily photography of Birmingham and especially since the pandemic restrictions, I have tried to develop several themes in my photography that have happened serendipitously over the year's. 'Reflections' is one that I have posted recently about, read more here: Reflections of Birmingham

Reflection of the Library in the part frozen pool in Centenary Square on 25th December 2020.

'Birmingham Lamps' is another, there are so many different types around the cityI

On or off, I like lamps, here one by the Arena Birmingham on the Canal.

I have also collected a lot of photos that show the architectural or general muddle that is the city of Birmingham I am calling 'Muddle Earth'

The view from Grand Central on 25th December 2020

In 2020 I uploaded a total of 3,378 photos of Birmingham taken in 2020.

I have a great passion for city photography and love to go on photography visits. I have created many galleries of my photos from these trips, please click below to view.

CITY PHOTOGRAPHY

Below are some examples.

Edinburgh, the Queen's Birthday Gun Salute, taken from Princes Street Gardens on a 300mm lens, April 2016  EDINBURGH GALLERY

Glasgow, September 2018, the view from the Necropolis, but what's a tomb and what's a building in the distance?  GLASGOW GALLERY

Cardiff, August 2017, one of the newly painted red dragons on the ornate obelisks outside City Hall.  CARDIFF GALLERY

Leeds, July 2017, one of the magnificent gold owls at the Civic Hall  LEEDS GALLERY

Paris, November 2011, the view Down the Champs Elysees  PARIS GALLERY

Amsterdam, August 2005, a tram jam in Leidseplein  AMSTERDAM GALLERY

Roma, April 2002, the Ruins of Il Tempio die Dioscuri ROMA GALLERY

Tivoli, April 2002, the Tivoli Gardens  TIVOLI GALLERY

New York City, November 2005, on my best ever birthday, the view north-west from the Empire State Building  NEW YORK CITY GALLERY

 

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The Construction of The Mercian - Early January 2021 Update

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The Mercian on Broad Street is nearing structural completion as the core is finished at floor 42, reaching its full height, the slip-form being removed over the weekend. The main structure is soon to rise again with final top-out not far away now. Above: The Mercian on the Westside city skyline on 10th January 2021.

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21st December - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

24th December - Photo by Elliott Brown

 

25th December - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

27th December - Photo by Elliott Brown

 

27th December - Photo by Elliott Brown

 

31st December - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

1st January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

1st January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

1st January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

1st January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

3rd January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

7th January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

8th January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

9th January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

10th January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

8th January 2021 - Photo by Daniel Sturley

 

There are now nearly 1000 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Mercian Full Construction Gallery.

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Reflections of Birmingham

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Since April 2014 I have been taking lots of Birmingham photos and over the years I have developed some themes that I now look for additions too. The first to become apparent was my attraction to reflections, particularly in the glass of city buildings. Here is a gallery of my favorite 50 'Reflection' photos. More themes to come soon including 'Lamps' next.

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11th April 2014

On a visit to the 'Secret Garden' atop the Library I noticed this great reflection in the shear tinted glass facade of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Later that day I saw this crazy visual mash-up including a reflection of the Library, it started me thinking about the pure asthetic quality of distorted reflections, something I have tried to develop since.

11th April 2014

18th April 2014

20th February 2015

I've always been pleased with this reflection in the Hyatt Regency Hotel of the urbanscape to the north of the city centre.

30th January 2016

Of course the stainless steel of Grand Central has become a favorite canvas for amazing distorted reflections.

30th January 2016

22nd July 2016

I like how the seemingly rigid structure of many 'glass boxes' actually breaks up reflections and offers perspectives otherwise unseen.

6th August 2016

15th October 2016

Modern architecture can provide great opprtunities to showcase classic examples.

12th November 2016

Sometimes it is simply the reflection of the sky that catches my eye.

28th January 2017

Flat glass on a curved building can produce crazy effects like this isolation of the reflection of the Library in the Arena.

20th May 2017

21st May 2017

Sometimes I just love the visual muddle.

3rd June 2017

I have developed a liking for using reflections to confuse the eye initially.

11th June 2017

18th June 2017

Reflected sunsets are a must in many modern buildings.

7th October 2017

22nd October 2017

More visual muddle and confusion.

16th December 2017

This is as close to a selfie as I get.

1st January 2018

Oh, of course cranes, another one of my themes, but also great when smashed up in a good reflection.

14th January 2018

24th February 2018

Some opportunities just can't be passed by.

21st July 2018

More visual confusion.

25th August 2018

The glass of the old Sympony Hall facace actually gave some great reflection opportunities.

27th August 2018

3rd February 2019

New buildings such as One Chamberlain Square are a feast of great reflection opportunities.

3rd March 2019

Two Chamberlain Square.

10th March 2019

17th March 2019

21st April 2019

A curved window! awesome.

20th July 2020

Flat glass on a curve producing tall thin reflections of the Library, the Hyatt, One Centenary Square (HSBC) and Alpha Tower.

12 August 2019

From the Hyatt, the Library in the Centenary Square pool.

24th August 2019

Confusing symmetry. 

8th September 2019

Reversed perpectives.

7th December 2019

From the Library, it just jumped out as I walked along the 'Secret Garden' and was great to get the Jamia Masjid Anwar-Ul-Uloom and Dudley Castle in the shot too.

7th December 2019

Wrong way round! At first glace the BT tower is on the wrong side of the 103 Colmore Row construction.

27th December 2019

I just liked the symmetry of the wheel and the skating tent.

22nd March 2020

Sometimes the focus point can make all the difference.

24th March 2020

19th May 2020

14th June 2020

I love this mash-up of reflections in the REP Theatre.

29th August 2020

4th November 2020

Visit to The Cube roof for sunrise.

5th November 2020

15th November 2020

15th November 2020

1st December 2020

19th Decembr 2020

25th December 2020

25th December 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Daniel Sturley - My Favourite 75 Birmingham 2020 Photos

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Having just published my 3,300th photo taken of, or in Birmingham in 2020 to my main gallery, I felt like making a post of my 75 favourites!

Above is my most popular of the year, a perfect rainbow over the city centre on 13th June.

Thanks so much for your interest in my Birmingham photography.

I hope you all have a positive 2021!

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Experimental laser pen and quartz macro photography during lockdown.

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It's the Planet Saturn!

I hope you all have a positive 2021.

My full gallery is here: https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/gallery/DanielSturley

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - August to December 2020

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The construction of One Centenary Way has seemed slow to start but such a massive foundation and lower structure takes time. The main steel is ready to rise fast now though as the building starts to appear from behind the hordings. August to December 19th covered in this photo update.

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20th August 2020

30th August 2020

19th September 2020

27th September 2020

4th October 2020

25th October 2020

5th November 2020

7th November 2020

24th November 2020

1st December 2020

5th December 2020

19th December 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

There are now nearly 200 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: One Centenary Way Full Construction Photo Gallery

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - December 2020

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The finished 103 Colmore Row looks oustanding and almost surreal, as if computer generated!

A fantastic gallery of December photos in this update from Elliott and Daniel.

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23rd November 2020

Photo by Daniel Sturley

4th December 2020

Photos by Elliott Brown

Photo by Daniel Sturley

5th December 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

6th December 2020

7th December 2020

11th December 2020

Photos by Elliott Brown

12th December 2020

14th December 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

19th December 2020

Photos by Elliott Brown

Photos by Daniel Sturley

21st December 2020

Photo by Elliott Brown

22nd December 2020

Photo by Elliott Brown

There are now over 1300 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: 103 Colmore Row Full Construction Gallery

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The Construction of The Mercian - December Photo Update

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The concrete core of The Mercian is now complete and the main structure is fast catching up, top out at floor 42 soon! Photos in this update start on 7th November and cover up to the 19th December (above from Highgate).

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7th November 2020

13th November 2020

15th November 2020

18th November 2020

19th November 2020

20th November 2020

23rd November 2020

26th November 2020

1st December 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

4th December 2020

Photo by Elliott Brown.

10th December 2020

10th December 2020

14th December 2020

17th December 2020

19th December 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

There are now nearly 1000 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Mercian Full Construction Gallery.

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Birmingham's 103 Colmore Row is now externally completed!

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103 Colmore Row is now externally completed with the last few panels installed on 26th November. The building is stunning and looks so different from different angles and in various lighting conditions. Take the full article for construction photos up to December 1st.

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15th November 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

16th November 2020

Photos by Elliott Brown

20th November 2020

22nd November 2020

23rd November 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

26th November 2020

Photos by Elliott Brown

26th November 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

30th November 2020

Photo by Elliott Brown

1st December 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

See the full gallery with many more photos not highlighted in this update:

https://www.itsyourbuild.com/kms/dmart.aspx?strTab=ProjectTimeline&PageType=item&filter_ViewArticle=N&filter_ViewPosts=N&filter_ViewGallery=Y&filter_SurveyId=105543#Content

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A late Autumn Photowalk in St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter

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Daniel took a stroll in and around the beautiful St Paul's Square in the heart Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter containing St Paul's Church and a haze of autumn colours from all the various plants and trees, great late afternoon sunlight too! See the full gallery...

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The Construction of The Mercian, Birmingham - November 2020 photography update

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The concrete core is now showing 'Floor 38' below the slip-form, 4 to go!

Take our feature for a selection of superb photography of this build from Elliott and Daniel, contributors at It's Your Build and Birmingham We Are and followers of the built environment in Birmingham.

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Here is a selection of photography of The Mercian taken by Elliott and Daniel during October and early in November 2020.

Elliott Brown:

25th October

2nd November

10th November

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

Daniel Sturley:

4th October

11th October

25th October

26th October

27th October

2nd November

3rd November

4th November

5th November

6th November

 

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Amazing views from The Cube, Birmingham - a day's photography with Birmingham We Are

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On the 4th November, the day before the second national lockdown, Daniel Sturley, community photographer at Birmingham We Are and It's Your Build was invited to The Cube to experience and capture the early morning and late afternoon views from the 25th floor. 

Take the full feature and enjoy a selection of stunning photography.  

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Birrmingham has always been a city of huge creativity and the city's architects are acknowledged for some of the most creative builds seen anywhere across the world. One of the most photographed and talked about is The Cube, designed by architect Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects. 

Built between 2007 and 2010, The Cube is a mixed-use development located near The Mailbox alongside the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

At 7am on the 4th November, Daniel is given exclusive access to floor 25 of The Cube, home of the Marco Pierre White restaurant.

Here is a small selection of Daniel's photography taken before and during an amazing sunrise as experienced sky high at The Cube. 

Very early before the city sunrise looking at the Mercian and Bank Tower 2 on Broad Street.

Getting creative through the glasses and bottles.

And then the sun riseth.

Creating shadows on the interiors of the rooftop restaurant:

With great views of the city from the terrace:

Later the same day, Birmingham We Are and Daniel are invited back to The Cube to experience the late afternoon views as seen from the 25th floor of The Cube.

Stunning photography!

Thank you to the Cube team for the invitation and the experience. 

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Showcase your build and your city with Birmingham We Are and It's your Build.

Contact jonathan.bostock@peoplemattersnetwork.com for more information.

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Birmingham, Cranes Across the City - Summer Update

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Here's the latest crane photography gallery covering June, July and August, including the extension of the cranes at the Mercian and the installation of the crane at One Centenary Way amoungst others.

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The Construction of One Centenary Way - August 2020

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Baldwins arrived in Paradise with one of their huge Liebherrs this weekend to install the crane for Sir Robert McAlpine's construction of One Centenary Way, here is a gallery of photos taken on Friday, Saturday and Sunday form several vantage points.

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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8th August 2020

 

9th August 2020

Photos by Daniel Sturley

 

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The First Crane Extension at The Mercian - July 2020

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With the building now over halfway up the first of the two cranes was extended by several sections taking the cab over 100m. Here are some photos taken over a few days last week.

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14th July 2020

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - July 2020

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103 Colmore Row is so close to structural completion now with one of the last beams being installed on 17th July. Here are various views of 103 Colmore Row in July 2020. Did you know that it is in direct line of sight of Castle Bromwich Hall? Ellliott has returned to the City Centre for the first time in over 100 days of lockdown and has got some close up views while in town. 

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10th July 2020 from Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

103 Colmore Row can be seen directly down the hill from Castle Bromwich Hall.

Castle Bromwich

Castle Bromwich

Castle Bromwich

There is also a field on Colebridge Way in Castle Bromwich which had this view (below).

Castle Bromwich

13th July 2020 from Cathedral Square and Colmore Row

My first time back in the City in over 100 plus days of lockdown.

103 Colmore Row

103 Colmore Row

103 Colmore Row

103 Colmore Row

14th July 2020 (Bastille Day in the France) - From Centenary Way with Big Brum.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité , Vive la France. BM & AG is still closed for the foreseeable future.

103 Colmore Row

16th July 2020 from Colmore Square

The square unusually quiet at lunchtime, with most office workers yet to go back to work. Colmore Gate was looking taller than 103 Colmore Row here. Just the odd person on a bicycle.

103 Colmore Row

Photos above by Elliott Brown.

 

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Photos by Daniel Sturley

Don't forget that there are many more photos of this build in the full 103 Colmore Row Gallery

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The Construction of the Mercian - July 2020 - Over Halfway Up!

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The Mercian on Broad Street is over halfway up and the cladding has resumed installation, now visible from a distance, the 'shoulder' on the Tennant Street side is structurally complete. It looks like the crane extending mechanism is being installed too.

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Birmingham, Chamberlain Square is Close to Re-Opening

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It looks as if Chamberlain Square in the very heart of the city is soon to re-open and will once again become a primary destination for Brummies and visitors alike. It does look familiar and at least one of the statues, Thomas Attwood, is being reinstalled. 8 of the latest photos in this post plus a look back at the square before the redevelopment, seems so long ago now, we can't wait!

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A section of the Chamberlain Monument is test cleaned, 30th June 2020.

The statue of Thomas Attwood is being reinstalled, the Paradise Birmingham news story is here: https://www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk/2020/07/01/thomas-attwood-is-heading-back-to-paradise/

The Statue of Thomas Attwood in Chamberlain Square - July 2014

 

Chamberlain Square up to 2016

Chamberlain Square - July 2014

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery during 'City of Colours' festival - August 2014

Winter Craft Market 2016

One of new navigation signs in 2016

The portrait relief of Joseph Chamberlain on the Chamberlain Monument 2016

Mural artwork on the Central Library 2016

Ice sculptures as part of the Minimum Monument event for WW1 remembrance 2016

The Chamberlain Monument, 'Big Brum' at Museum and art gallery and the dome of the City Council House 2016

A 'Brumgull' on the stature of James Watt 2016

Beautiful Mosaic on the Chamberlain Monument

 

The Demolition of the Central Library 2016


The start of the construction of PwC's One Chamberlain Square 2016

If you are intersted in the construction at Paradise Birmingham visit ItsYourBuild and the One & Two Chamberlain Square feature projects.

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