Essay about The Problems of Glasgow's Inner City
Glasgow was founded in the 19th century. It was a good settlement sit because it was located near the River Clyde which was essential for trade and fishing. Nearby coalfields made the city successful. One fifth of all the ships in the world were built in Glasgow. It was said that Glasgow “provided the world with ships”.
Glasgow’s main products included coal, iron and steel. The city was very successful and made lots of money. Most of the money was spent …show more content…
Home districts of tenements which were mainly houses from Victorian times were knocked down. Many people were re-housed in very different types of buildings. People wanted new, improved renovated areas, but got high rise tower blocks.
At the time, it was seen as a solution to all the problems, but it caused many new problems. In many of the new buildings, there were no hot water, bathrooms or lavatories. The high rise flats lead to large gaps in the city’s landscape. While development continued in the city centre, many large towers and council estates were being built in the suburbs.
A common problem for the residents living in the flats was the structure of the building itself. Pieces of the building were falling apart and becoming a dangerous hazard. There were holes in the walls and dampness was a serious problem.
High rise flats were only one part of the redevelopment schemes. Land was cleared for something else, it was the idea of “knocking down the old and bringing in the new”. Glasgow got one of the most elaborate scheme for motorways. It is the only city with a