Towards the end of the century, however, the buildings became slightly more refugee based as people fled from war and violence all over the world, Families from Africa, Asia and Kosovo and the world over came looking for solace and shelter. The subject of refugees is currently a hot topic the world over and I personally believe that the Red Road flats could have came in useful in the current situation but that's a discussion for another time. A few years after the turn of the new millennium the flats were given new ownership in the form of the GHA (Glasgow Housing Association). The next few years were filled with grand plans to repair and restructure certain aspects of the buildings but in the end these plans ultimately failed due to costs and in 2005 it was decided, amid protests, that two of the towers would be demolished. Within another 5 years (in spring 2010) it was confirmed that all eight of the towers would now be gone within a 10 year planned timescale (before 2020) which brings us to todays events.
|The Red Road flats stand together before their demolition.|
|The demolition process begins to take them down.|
|The middle buildings are gone but the tower blocks flanking them remain in position. Damaged but not demolished.|
A bit of humour, in a relatively serious post, never goes a miss. I conjured up this earlier :)