Work has begin last week to demolish high rise flats that have dominated Newcastle’s skyline since the 1960s. The tower blocks in Cruddas Park went up as part of T Dan Smith’s vision for a “city in the sky”.
Work to dismantle five of the housing blocks should take around nine months.
The Beeches, The Poplars, The Willows, King’s Meadows, and Haughton Court will come down as efforts to regenerate the area, now known as Riverside Dene, continue.
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See my photos of the flats taken during the recent renovation of some of the blocks of flats here - Elswick - Cruddas Park(Riverside Dene) Flats
The Poplars - 26th March 2012
28th March 2012
5th April 2012
13th April 2012
23rd April 2012
29th April 2012
10th May 2012
15th May 2012
11th June 2012
22nd June 2012
That's the last photo from The Poplars.
Kings Meadows - 22nd June 2012
28th June 2012
12th July 2012
20th July 2012
10th August 2012
10th August 2012 - The Beeches
24th August 2012 - Kings Meadows
24th August 2012 - The Beeches
5th September 2012 - The Willows
5th September 2012 - Kings Meadows
10th September 2012 - Kings Meadows
18th September 2012 - The Beeches
18th September 2012 - Kings Meadows
26th September 2012 - Kings Meadows