Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Amid the New, Glasgow Looks to the Past An exhibition on the Red Road apartment buildings, marked for demolition, at the People’s Palace museum

In September, the Foster and Partners-designed Hydro arena opened to much ado in Glasgow’s gritty Docks area. The translucent ultramodern building — Wi-Fi-enabled for up to 12,000 users — glowed a thousand colors and beamed spotlights up and down the River Clyde. Outside, vendors hawked rainbow wigs and tartan clan mugs. Inside, live Twitter feeds scrolled across 145 oversize high-definition screens.  Read more