Edinburgh Waterfront

Gas Holders

Views from the north

1.

Three Gas Holders and Reflectioons

Edinb urgh Waterfront  -  Gasometers and Reflections  -  9 February 2003

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                            Photograph taken  9 February 2003

2.

Two and a half Gas Holders

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Gasometers, the first partially demolished  -  22 February 2003

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                          Photograph taken  22 February 2003

3.

Two Gas Holders and Tyres

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Gasometers and Tyres  -  4 May 2004

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                               Photograph taken  4 May 2004

4.

One and a half Gas Holders

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Demolition of one of the gasometers by controlled explosion  -  15 August 2004

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                          Photograph taken  15 August 2004

5.

One Gas Holders

This one has been Listed, so is likely to remain - at least in the short-term

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  Demolition of one of the gasometers by controlled explosion  -  15 August 2004

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                               Photograph taken  15 August 2004

Edinburgh Waterfront

Gas Holders

Views from the north

Photo 1

This photo was taken in early February 2003, just as the demolition of the first gas holder began.

Photo 2

This photo was taken two weeks later, when most of the gas holder had been demolished.

Photo 3

This photo was taken in May 2004.  I don't know why the tyres are here.

[Thanks to John Hadden for the following answer:  "The tyres were probably dumped in front of the gas holders, as old tyres have become expensive to dispose of in an environmentally friendly way.  Scrap dealers deduct the cost of that disposal from the value of a scrap car, unless they receive that car without tyres."]

Work is continuing to level the land in the foreground, between the gas holders and West Shore Road.

Photos 4 and 5

These photos were taken on 15 August 2004, and show the removal of the right-hand gas holder by controlled explosion.

 

 

 

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