Workers' towering achievement

BUNNETS instead of hard hats, boiler suits and 'jaikets' instead of hi-vis vests and ordinary, leather-soled shoes instead of work boots - there was precious-little sign of any health and safety rules as these guys added the finishing touches to Tate's Tower at the 1938 Glasgow Empire Exhibition.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

The tower, which sat atop Ibrox Hill in Bellahouston Park, stood 300 feet tall (91.44m) and had three separate observation decks which provided a view of the surrounding gardens and city. The tower could be seen dozens of miles away.

Designed by Thomas S Tait, it took just nine weeks to build and was meant to remain as a lasting monument to the exhibition. Sadly, with the onset of war, it was felt it would act as a beacon to Nazi bombers and was demolished in 1939. Today, only its foundations remain.

Arts and Entertainment

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

156667

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

An afternoon at the museum and a little Yelp from my friends

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

Water shortages and the UK's grotesque wage gap

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.