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Finnieston Crane Old And New

Finnieston Crane
Finnieston Crane

On north side of the Clyde stands the old Finnieston crane (errected 1931) which was built to load steam locomotives onto ships during Glasgow’s industrial engineering prime. Glasgow sculptor George Wylie suspended a straw model locomotive from the hammerhead crane during the Glasgow Garden Festival of 1987. Somewhere in my film archive I have a shot of this. Beside the crane are photographs of the ‘armadillo’ or Clyde Auditorium designed by Fosters and Partners and built 1997.

 

 

 

 

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