The eight blocks in the north of the city, which were believed to be the tallest residential buildings in Europe, were once home to around 5000 people.
From the top floors it is possible to see the Campsie Fells, Ben Lomond and the 'Arrochar Alps', Erskine Bridge and Goat Fell on Arran.
For some, moving to the Red Road flats marked a welcome improvement in their living conditions as many had escaped from badly overcrowded properties elsewhere in the city.
But as time passed, the flats became increasingly unpopular and expensive to maintain.
An added problem was that large amounts of asbestos – now known to be a health hazard – was used during their construction as a means of fire proofing.
As a result, it was decided all eight blocks should be demolished and Glasgow Housing Association began finding their tenants new homes.
In June last year, the first of the blocks was demolished by controlled explosion.
It took just six seconds – and more than three tons of explosive – for the 28-floor struc- ture to be reduced to rubble.
The remaining seven blocks are still standing but five are empty as tenants have been moved to new homes.
The last remaining families will be rehoused in the near future and the final tower should be flattened by 2017.
Glasgow Life and GHA have decided to mark the life and times of the blocks, which soared 30 storeys into the sky, with a new exhibition.
Red Road: Past, Present, Future opened this week in the People's Palace and will run until February next year.
It records in words and pictures, the history of the flats which were constructed on the site of a former cabbage patch.
GHA and Glasgow Life worked together to help the local community through the idea of change when plans to demolish the flats were announced.
The project brought together a number of creative organisations and individuals including adult learning staff, theatres, galleries, artists, writers, universities and museums.
They recording what living and working at Red Road was like so the experiences would not be lost.
Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life, said: "Everyone knew about the Red Road flats but only those who lived, worked and visited knew what it was like to live there.
"This exhibition looks at the history of the Red Road flats, captures a flavour of what life was like there and shows what life was like for the people who were living there when they knew their homes would soon be demolished.
"Red Road: Past, Present, Future is an intriguing glimpse of an iconic Glasgow project which will help us tell the stories of the city for years to come."
GHA chairman Gordon Sloan added: "As we work with our partners to regenerate the Red Road area, it's impor- tant the history and tales from the flats live on for future generations.
"This exhibition tells that story through the voices of the people who knew the flats the best - the tenants.
"We are delighted to support Glasgow Museums to help document this important part of Glasgow's history."