Red Road

While the city of Glasgow after the second world war remained an important hub for manufacturing and shipbuilding, in the 1980’s both industries were in steep decline.While in 1981 there were 73.200 people employed in manufacturing, in 2000 more than half of these jobs were lost forever.The Red Road flats have somehow been tied to these developments.

The housing complex, consisting of 8 buildings in total , was erected in 1966 – being one of the largest social housing projects in Europe at that time.The blocks could provide a home to a total of 4.700 people. In the 1970’s however the building started to deteriorate – the area of the housing complex was infamous for its youth gangs. 1977 due to a case of arson one person died and some of the buildings hat to be evacuated.

In the 1980s high-rise buildings started to get out of fashion in municipal city planning. The buildings were neglected further despite there already being several grave deficiencies with the building’s structure. Robberies, violence and drug crime further contributed to the Red Road Flat’s demise. In the 1990’s various people seeking refuge in the UK were accommodated in the buildings.

In 2015, just a few days after finishing the series, the last building blocks on Red Road were finally demolished.

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18 photographs on B&W and color film different formats, 2015

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