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14 Aug 2019 - Elliott Brown
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Sports grounds around Birmingham viewed from the Library of Birmingham

While I've missed all of Birmingham We Are's Sky High visits, it's not like I've missed out when I keep going to the Library of Birmingham since it opened in 2013. The best views from the Secret Garden. This post with views of The Hawthorns (WBA), St Andrew's (BCFC), Villa Park (AVFC) and Edgbaston (Warwickshire CCC).

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Sports grounds around Birmingham viewed from the Library of Birmingham





While I've missed all of Birmingham We Are's Sky High visits, it's not like I've missed out when I keep going to the Library of Birmingham since it opened in 2013. The best views from the Secret Garden. This post with views of The Hawthorns (WBA), St Andrew's (BCFC), Villa Park (AVFC) and Edgbaston (Warwickshire CCC).


Villa Park: Aston Villa Football Club

This view of Villa Park looking towards Aston was taken from the Secret Garden at the Library of Birmingham during March 2017. On a clear day you can also see the M6.

The Hawthorns: West Bromwich Albion Football Club

This was the first stadium I was able to take from the Library of Birmingham, during January 2017. My notes from the times says I took it from the Discovery Terrace, but I'm thinking now it was more likely from the Secret Garden. There is an area round the back of the Discovery Terrace, but it's only Level 3, compared to the Secret Garden on Level 7. Looking towards West Bromwich in Sandwell.

St Andrew's: Birmingham City Football Club

Located in the Small Heath area of the city, this view beyond the Rotunda was taken from the Secret Garden at the Library of Birmingham during January 2018. That was the area of the city where the Peaky Blinders were based in.

Edgbaston: Warwickshire County Cricket Club

My first view of Edgbaston Cricket Ground was taken during April 2016 from the Secret Garden at the Library of Birmingham. No games on that day.

My most recent view of Edgbaston from the Secret Garden was taken in August 2019, when England were playing Australia in the 1st Ashes test. This was on day 3 of 5. Fortress Edgbaston as they called it. But England ended up loosing the Test to Australia. So the Aussies go into the 2nd test at Lords 1-0.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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Construction & regeneration
07 Aug 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - August 2019

There has been a great addition to the Birmingham city skyline with coloured lights installed on the top of Bank Tower Two on Broad Street!

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The Construction of Bank Tower Two - August 2019





There has been a great addition to the Birmingham city skyline with coloured lights installed on the top of Bank Tower Two on Broad Street!


Photography by Daniel Sturley

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Construction & regeneration
05 Aug 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Three Arena Central (HMRC) - August 2019

There are indications that the final silver cladding is about to be installed on the lower floors of Three Arena Central (HMRC Midlands), the sub-cladding is almost up to the top!

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The Construction of Three Arena Central (HMRC) - August 2019





There are indications that the final silver cladding is about to be installed on the lower floors of Three Arena Central (HMRC Midlands), the sub-cladding is almost up to the top!


Photos by Stephen Giles

 

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Construction & regeneration
26 Jul 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square - July 2019

Here's a small gallery of construction photos from the nearly externally complete Two Chamberlain Square.

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The Construction of Two Chamberlain Square - July 2019





Here's a small gallery of construction photos from the nearly externally complete Two Chamberlain Square.


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18 Jul 2019 - Daniel Sturley
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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - July 2019

The first concrete core of 103 Colmore is now visable on the skyline (just) at the 8th floor, this will be one tall thin addition to the city centre!

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The Construction of 103 Colmore Row - July 2019





The first concrete core of 103 Colmore is now visable on the skyline (just) at the 8th floor, this will be one tall thin addition to the city centre!


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