Friday, 16 August 2019

Bridgewater Place



Bridgewater Place, an office and residential block in the centre of Leeds, is - at 112m high - the tallest building in Yorkshire. A group of us from the camera club were in Leeds one evening (ages ago!) taking photos, so I set myself a mini-project to take a set of interesting and unusual photos of it.

The shot to the left is the 'standard' view, although it looks very different from different viewpoints.

It has had a lot of problems since it was built in 2007, not least that its shape and bulk channels and accelerates the wind in the area. Sadly, people have been injured as a result, and one man was tragically killed when a lorry was blown over onto him. Since then the adjacent roads are sometimes closed in high winds and some baffles have been erected across the road to try and mitigate the problem. You can see them in the photo.





The setting sun turned it a cheerful coral pink. At night the tower is lit up with coloured lights, though I didn't take a photo after dark. 

7 comments:

  1. Leeds / Bradford Airport is well known for being the windiest airport in the UK.

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  2. That is amazing that the winds are so strong around it!

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  3. I like the contrast of modern and Victorian in your first image Jenny.

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  4. I have to wonder if the architects/engineers who designed the building took into account originally the wind factor! Otherwise, it is certainly an interesting shape!

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  5. That can be an issue with high buildings that the engineers don't take into account. It is a striking building, particularly in late day sun.

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  6. Nice shots! I love the one with the coral lighting.

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  7. Nice job of coming up with new approaches to this building.

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