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The Storm That Saved a City

Documentary about the consequences of the devastating 1968 storm that tore through the central belt, which caused a rethink in the redesigning of Glasgow.

On 15 January 1968, thousands of homes were damaged when 100-miles-an-hour winds tore through the central belt. Twenty people lost their lives amid devastating scenes. But the storm shook up Scotland's biggest city in another way, too. It inspired a rethink about Glasgow's tenements. For 100 years, the city had been destroying unfit houses for new ones - but it wasn't solving the problem. It took the storm, a group of young architects and some strong-willed residents to save their city from the bulldozer. And it brought forward the transformation of Glasgow - from Britain's biggest slum to the cultural capital of Europe.

58 minutes

Last on

Sun 2 Feb 2020 22:00


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