Aspire

July 30, 2009

I went to a very interesting breakfast seminar this morning held at the University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus. We had an introduction to the buildings and then a tour of the site which includes the public work of art – Aspire. It is a 60 foot steel tower! This has had some bad press locally but I think the whole site and the giant sculpture is fascinating. Here’s a dull fact – it took 500 tons of concrete to secure the tower. See pictures of this on the architects web site – Ken Shuttleworth at Make… 

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/architects/make.htm 

Ah well – off for my two week annual break now…. Nige

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