Jack, thank you for the wonderful photo tour of all that beautiful Sheffield industrial architecture. Sadly, I don't think we'll ever see structures like that built for industrial purposes ever again (or for any purpose, for that matter).
Alan, unless I'm misunderstanding the second part of your statement (which is certainly possible), I'd have to say I disagree with you about it being a shame that some of these old buildings have been or will be turned into trendy apartments or something like that. In areas where this type of architecture exists as a relic from industries that are no longer there, I think the absolute best thing that can happen is that these buildings be repurposed into something that will actually be used, whether that's housing, shopping, or some other type of business (seems like, in the US at least, many of these old industrial buildings get new life as micro-breweries). Any kind of use that preserves at least some of this architecture seems preferable to the buildings left empty to crumble or being demolished and replaced with new construction.
Originally Posted by AShearer
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