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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 18th May, 2009)

Ghetto


Ghetto
Lots of these have been built around the Pier complex. Is it just me or does anyone else think they're hideous?

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: rob on 18th May 2009 at 00:06

I don't mind then, something different than boring red brick.

Comment by: Ken Campbell on 18th May 2009 at 00:32

I agree whole heartedly with your comment,they remind me of a Jail.If I had to live In something that looked like that I would Cry myself to Sleep every Night.3cvf8

Comment by: Jeff on 18th May 2009 at 01:09

I agreewith Brian they remind me of a Butlins or Pontins holiday chalets!!!!

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 18th May 2009 at 01:48

Blech!! And it's going to take more than those two sticks of trees to hide it.

Comment by: Alan on 18th May 2009 at 02:16

Not bad looking for a factory.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 18th May 2009 at 05:04

Totally hideous... and not well thought out.

In ten years time, when it is realised that tenants are not going to stick around all that long they will be converted into office blocks... then they will not only be hideous, but offensive. They redeveloped part of Wigan's past for office blocks.

Comment by: The Straw Man on 18th May 2009 at 05:43

Hi Brian. Yes, Souless, cheap, thrown-up ghettos

Comment by: ruby shoes on 18th May 2009 at 10:39

Not just these that are hideous but a lot of the apartments that have been thrown up all over the borough are our future slums.

Comment by: David Marsh on 18th May 2009 at 11:53

The wood feature on the corner will look terrible in a few years time.Wood needs far more maintenance than brick and cement.

Comment by: Mick on 18th May 2009 at 14:36

I think they look very nice a modern they might look hideous at the moment compared to the rest of the surrounding but the rest of the surroundings wants knocking down.

Including the Orwell pub and the way to Wigan exhibition

Comment by: Ron D on 18th May 2009 at 20:20

Folk used to moan about the dark satanic mills. When they where knocked down, some cried shame. A couple of picks back The Seven Stars pub. No customers. Not a nice building, and being removed. There are those that do , and those that moan. Take your pick.

Comment by: Ex Pat on 19th May 2009 at 15:32

I dont see what all the fuss is about, The apartment block doesnt look so bad, compared to the mess Wigan council made of the new market in the 80s, this looks ok, if i ever had to sell my 3 bedroom 2 bathroom villa with pool and room for a pony, and return to Wigan, i would buy a flat here.

Comment by: Em on 24th May 2009 at 00:29

I don't think these look hideous! I think it is a nice change from the same old brick everywhere...although the colors chosen are not the best. I think more muted colors would make it look nicer and all the same color, or colors that compliment each other, without the wood on the end. Most homes in America are wood and look beautiful, but, this wood does not look well with the rest of the building. However, I would live here. After landscaping, I bet it will look nicer.

Comment by: bob b on 25th May 2009 at 15:18

What a patched up looking monstrosity,I have never seen anything done right in this town for donkeys years, Do the councillors get backhanders for passing this GARBAGE,

Comment by: kit on 2nd September 2009 at 03:21

not bad but would rather see old mills converted into apartments like urban splash have done in Mancs etc and Liverpool dock buildings conversions look better than new builds to be honest!

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