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How modern corporates threaten traditional family-run industries.

How modern corporates threaten traditional family-run industries. | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
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Okay - perhaps not to be taken TOO seriously. Should we conserve / preserve some of these old family-run particle accelerators?

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TICCIH: The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage

TICCIH: The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
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UK: 'garden shed' associated with hatting industry listed by English Heritage

UK: 'garden shed' associated with hatting industry listed by English Heritage | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it

“Telegraph.co.uk Lollipop lady's garden shed gets national treasure status Telegraph.co.uk A great-grandmother was astonished to learn that the dilapidated brick shed where she stored her lawnmower has been ordered to be preserved as one of the...”

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The Fascinating Remains of Rochester's 'Subway'

The Fascinating Remains of Rochester's 'Subway' | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
“ The city still hasn't figured out what to do with an exposed 1.5 mile tunnel in the heart of downtown.”
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Worldwide: Reused grain silos

Worldwide: Reused grain silos | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
Silo conversions for elite but also sustainable projects
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Kaeleigh Herstad's curator insight, March 18, 5:15 PM

Several international examples of abandoned silo reuse. 

 

Silos typically have only a ground floor and are windowless and enormous, so their reuse requires a lot of creativity. Atlantic Cities had an interesting article a couple years back (2012) about the challenges of reusing grain elevators in the US. I think I have posted it before, but I'll do it again because it has lots of good examples: (http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/06/hardest-re-use-grain-elevators/2293/

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USA: A History of Cleveland's Garment Industry

USA: A History of Cleveland's Garment Industry | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it

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Romania: Turda Salt Mine Transformed Into Underground History Museum

Romania: Turda Salt Mine Transformed Into Underground History Museum | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
These seemingly-otherworldly structures are actually buried many meters below ground in the Turda Salt Mines in Romania, the deepest part of which reaches 120 meters below the surface. The mines were first excavated in the 17th and 18th centuries, although salt may have also been mined in the ...
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I am planning to be in Romania this summer, about 120 miles away from Turda, and would love to visit this museum. I have seen a few mining museums with underground components (the Quincy Mine tour in Michigan's Upper Peninsula takes you into one of the shafts). It must be challenging on a logistical level to maintain structures below ground, get visitors in and out easily, and ensure everyone's safety.

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South Africa: Cape Town's silos - Interview With Thomas Heatherwick (YouTube)

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France: Heritage of the gas industry

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UK: Industrial Heritage

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UK: Foxton Locks grant to give boat project a lift

UK: Foxton Locks grant to give boat project a lift | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it

Lutterworth Mail (Video): "This funding will enable us to make great improvements to the site and museum with a particular focus on a major piece of our Victorian industrial heritage, the unique...

 

The photograph here is from Neil Corbett's narrowboat blog http://nbherbie.blogspot.com/2011/07/icing-on-cake.html

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UK: Interior design for Battersea Power Station's new flats

UK: Interior design for Battersea Power Station's new flats | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
Homes & Property Rough-luxe interior design for Battersea Power Station's new flats Homes & Property “There's so much to draw on here in terms of architectural elements, such as these great windows, so we wanted to use a lot of Crittall glass and...
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I'm curious about what people think about this reuse. I just read about Bradley Garrett's exploration of Battersea in his book on urban exploration, and it's sad to see it turned into a "rough-luxe" (?!) housing development. At the same time, should it have been left derelict? Demolished? Made into a museum? What were the other options, and where would the money come from?

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UK: Newcastle - Bridges over Tyne and Toon

UK: Newcastle - Bridges over Tyne and Toon | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
“What is it with people on the side of a river? Is the grass always greener on the other side? The two opposite cities of Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne are linked by as many as seven bridges wit...”
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UK: Backbarrow ironworks - hope for historical site

BBC News Lake District National Park planner Ben Long said: "The industrial archaeology of that particular valley that stretches down from the foot of Windermere is long and various.”

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UK: another article on London's Post Office Tube Line

UK: another article on London's Post Office Tube Line | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
Londonist Visitors will not only get to walk around this fascinating piece of industrial heritage, they will also be able to take a ride through the tunnels that loop around Mount Pleasant.”
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USA: Even in ruin, Detroit's Packard plant inspires poets, musicians and filmmakers

USA: Even in ruin, Detroit's Packard plant inspires poets, musicians and filmmakers | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
“ The old Packard Plant isn't just Detroit's largest decaying structure. It's a muse to thinkers around the world, who find anger, grief, astonishment and beauty in its decaying space. The crumbling Motor City icon is explored in 'Packard: The Last Shift,' which has its world premiere tonight as the opening film of the newly launched Freep Film Festival.”
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Russia: Architects try to save Moscow's Shabolovka radio tower

Russia: Architects try to save Moscow's Shabolovka radio tower | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it

Architects, engineers and preservationists are fighting to save the Shabolovka radio tower, considered the Eiffel Tower of Moscow and now on track for demolition.

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Sweden: old mill at Lesjöfors

Sweden: old mill at Lesjöfors | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it

This fine image was posted on Twitter by @ericjulihn, so it got me thinking where and what is Lesjöfors? Google Maps got me to a local museum picture of an old grey Austin and a rusting yellow locomotive http://goo.gl/f3lJYK. Google Earth doesn't let me close enough to identify a mill site, and maybe this isn't on the main river, but a stream coming off the mountain, or it's hidden by trees. Someone out there must know something more about this?

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Germany: The Abandoned 1920s Iconic Berlin Airport is now the City's Largest Park

Germany: The Abandoned 1920s Iconic Berlin Airport is now the City's Largest Park | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it

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UK: Conservation and Activation of the 1795 Newcomen Beam Engine at Elsecar

UK: Conservation and Activation of the 1795 Newcomen Beam Engine at Elsecar | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
Blogging the conservation of the last Newcomen Engine still in place, anywhere in the world. Follow us as we conserve the engine, its house and 130ft-deep 1790s Georgian mineshaft.
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South Africa: more on Thomas Heatherwick's Cape Town creation

South Africa: more on Thomas Heatherwick's Cape Town creation | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz gallery is on course to become Cape Town's preeminent cultural landmark
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Sweden: Amazing Underground Art In Stockholm’s Metro Station

Sweden: Amazing Underground Art In Stockholm’s Metro Station | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
“ A casual underground ride in Stockholm becomes quite a treat for the eyes of the passengers, as most of the stations in the capital of Sweden are showcasing some amazing underground artwork. Russian software architect Alexander Dragunov must've really enjoyed his rides as well, and made some ...”
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USA: Exploring Connecticut's legacy as an industrial powerhouse

USA: Exploring Connecticut's legacy as an industrial powerhouse | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
The Wilton Bulletin On Sunday, March 16, the fourth installment of this year's scholarly series will focus on Connecticut's industrial heritage and legacy as a...”
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UK: Museum Of Science & Industry - the world's oldest first class railway waiting room

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Scotland: Upper Clyde Shipyards - Industrial Heritage and Maritime Identity

Scotland: Upper Clyde Shipyards - Industrial Heritage and Maritime Identity | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
Following the recent announcements of shipyard closures in Portsmouth it is pertinent to explore the significance of Royal Navy shipbuilding  in Britain.
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Interesting site examining Port Towns and Urban Cultures. Being in Cape Town - I wish I'd discovered this a long time ago.

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UK: Lion Salt Work site will open to visitors in autumn

UK: Lion Salt Work site will open to visitors in autumn | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
“Northwich Guardian Lion Salt Work site will open to visitors in autumn Northwich Guardian “The transformation is incredibly exciting to witness, and I have no doubt the Lion Salt Works is on course to become one of the finest industrial heritage...”
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Spain: El Águila brewery converted into regional library for Madrid.

Spain: El Águila brewery converted into regional library for Madrid. | Industrial Heritage | Scoop.it
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