What is Glasgow's most iconic building? Public is asked to cast their vote

THE search is on to find Glasgow's favourite building.

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Carol Smillie is on the lookout for the city's top building
Carol Smillie is on the lookout for the city's top building

Celebrity Carol Smillie says she can't make up her mind, but organisers are hoping the public will trumpet their must-see attractions on social media before the curtain comes down on the Commonwealth Games.

Organisers at Construction Scotland reckon the sports extravaganza has been a "roaring success" and that the city's sights have had visitors from each of the 71 competing nations spoilt for choice.

But they are keen to identity Glasgow's most iconic building and the organisation which represents the country's construction industry turned to Twitter to ask its followers and VIPs to name their favourite.

Television personality Carol Smillie tweeted: "Ooh so many! House 4 Art Lover, School of Art, The Lighthouse, Kelvingrove, Riverside Museum, Hydro, Armadillo, #cantchoose."

However, the city's council leader Gordon Matheson said: "My favourite Glasgow icon is the Riverside Museum which is rightly praised for its sleek, beautiful, modern design.

"It's a real demonstration of Glasgow's international standing in that it was the first building in the UK designed by Dame Zaha Hadid."

The City Chambers got the thumbs-up from Lord Provost Sadie Docherty while Ed Monaghan who heads the consortium which built the Athletes Village reckons Hillhead Primary School is "a great building" and added: "This is more than just a school, it is a place of adventure."

Votes can be cast by tweeting @ConstructionSco and using the hashtag #favouriteglasgowbuilding and the winner will be announced next week.

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