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Egyptian Halls

  • St James's, United Kingdom
  • Union Street 84 - 100, Glasgow G1 3QW, Scotland, UK 
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  • Egyptian Halls - a majestic building, built in the years 1870-1872 by the famous architect Alexander Tomsanam, known by the nickname "The Greek". Construction ordered under their own office space a major producer of iron James Robertson. During the construction of widely used stone and iron. Thomson broke many architectural canons of his time, bringing an unexpected novelty design of the building. Thus, for example, upper floor he capped thick columns, before any one of the building do not lift off the ground.

    On the first floor there are shops with a full glass wide windows. Such windows on the ground floor, there were 18 pieces, divide them square columns. Reduced paired columns on the second floor are located directly above the lower columns. They are decorated with inlay in the Romanesque style. Finally, on the third floor there are dwarf columns with capitals, made in the form of pseudo-Egyptian lotus flowers. Behind the columns is a glass case, and the top is an entablature with a cornice. Lighting of all this beauty provide sloping roof windows.

    Currently the building is in poor condition, despite a number of attempts to restore. On the ground floor is located a few retail stores. Currently the building is under threat of demolition, constantly causing outrage in society.

    Synopsis:

    Egyptian Halls - a majestic building, built in the years 1870-1872 by the famous architect Alexander Tomsanam, known by the nickname "The Greek". Construction ordered under their own office space a major producer of iron James Robertson. During the construction of widely used stone and iron. Thomson broke many architectural canons of his time, bringing an unexpected novelty design of the building.
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