I got the job I wanted, the apartment I wanted...and then I rear ended a truck. Everyone was okay, but man was I shook. I’m taking it as a reality check, albeit an expensive one, that while things have been working out, they won’t always, and I need to stay focused on achieving my goals. To clear my head I’ve been walking instead of getting rides. Today I walked through the canals in Venice, CA - my new home.
I've only ever been to Sheffield once before and that was a flying visit during the early days of the famous derp George Barnsley & Sons (ending in a quick scarper from the feds 🤣). This visit I had more time following a meeting and before my train, and there was only one place on my agenda - Park Hill. Built between 1957 and 1961 as council housing replacing cleared slums, Park Hill had 995 flats/maisonettes, 3 pubs and 31 shops across 4 huge blocks. Famously the blocks are joined by huge bridges every third floor resulting in "streets in the sky" wide enough for milk floats. The site is steeply sloped with the blocks ranging from 4 and 13 storeys as a result and all but the top "street" is accessible at ground level at some point. Whilst the estate ultimately fell into typical decline, it was thankfully listed in 1998. Since 2006 it's been undergoing a major renovation by Urban Splash with the first block completed several years ago. As a result it is no longer social housing, with one of the (future) smaller blocks intended as student housing! Part 2 will follow tomorrow with a more original view of Park Hill. #parkhill#urbansplash#sheffield#brutalism#brutalist#brutal_architecture#architecture#architecturephotography#archdaily#archidaily#concrete#concretearchitecture#buildingphotography#listed#listedbuilding#grade2listedbuilding#bluesky