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St Peter's

2019-01-18 16:56:48.757325+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

When architecture goes wrong: Modernist ruin is an 'albatross around our neck' says church. Includes pictures of the monstrosity of the Roman Catholic St Peter's Seminary in Cardross, near Dumbarton. I don't understand why some studio hasn't picked it up as a backdrop for death metal band videos, or dystopian movies...

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#Comment Re: St Peter's made: 2019-01-19 17:57:03.355727+00 by: TheSHAD0W

> "We can't sell it, we can't give it away, we can't demolish it. We are in a Catch-22 situation."

Why can't they demolish it? Did someone designate it historic or something?

#Comment Re: St Peter's made: 2019-01-20 00:05:52.944811+00 by: markd

Probably cost (that's a lot of concrete) and hazardous material abatement.

#Comment Re: St Peter's made: 2019-01-21 01:44:20.434754+00 by: spc476

It's the Catholic Church! They have more money than God.

#Comment Re: St Peter's made: 2019-01-21 17:30:16.565995+00 by: Dan Lyke

They're probably fucked by this:

Its importance was recognised in 1992 when the seminary was Category A listed by Historic Scotland.

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