UK theme parks from another point of view!

TTSP Community Awards 2017
Results have now been announced. Click here!
 
User avatar
Wagstaff04
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 40
Joined: January 2018

Re: Towers Loving Care

Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:51 pm

I love how the ides are constantly refurbished, its great. Now, if they’d only clean the inside of the Oblivion hole...
Unite with the Chosen Ones...
Come with us...
17 March
 
User avatar
lewis97
Team TTSP
Team TTSP
Posts: 4194
Joined: November 2012
Location: Hertfordshire / York

Re: Towers Loving Care

Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:53 pm

This seems like a good excuse to plug the Garden Conservatory page in our new Restoration Archive section, which features a few updates on the restoration works from throughout the 2017 season :P 
Image
 
User avatar
Justin
Team TTSP
Team TTSP
Posts: 1407
Joined: April 2014

Re: Towers Loving Care

Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:04 pm

Towers Loving Care has posted a TLC update...

Towers Loving Care wrote:
What a pane!
Guess how many pieces of glass were removed, cleaned and replaced? Around 11,500,  so many in fact that we had to bring in additional glaziers locally from Stoke on Trent and also Wolverhampton who could undertake the specialised work as the glass is all held in with a type of putty - unlike modern windows which are uPVC and silicon. Much of the original glass was actually replaced in the late 1970's and early 80's with only a few pieces from the 19th century remaining. To spot the oldest pieces of glass look for the glass which has a slight distortion to it. Not only was each piece of glass painstakingly removed but also all the wooden surrounds of the windows and the French doors had to be removed and sent to a workshop in Ludlow in Shropshire to be hand cleaned, repaired or replaced, primed and painted ready for re-installation. Even though much of it was damaged you certainly wouldn't know it today! What do you think of the work thats been done?

Image

Image

Image
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Robert.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 466
Joined: May 2017

Re: Towers Loving Care

Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:15 pm

Another picture from TowersStreet showing the Nemesis station TLC: 
Image
Image

Image
Image
 
User avatar
Robert.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 466
Joined: May 2017

Re: Towers Loving Care

Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:29 pm

(Sorry for the double post!)

Another interesting update from TowersStreet, the entrance plaza is having new concrete barriers and bollards installed. I just hope they do something with the concrete blocks as they look absolutely horrible, but obviously they need to take these precautions after all the recent terror attacks in the UK and Europe.
Image
Image

Image
Image
 
User avatar
Wagstaff04
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 40
Joined: January 2018

Re: Towers Loving Care

Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:16 pm

I love what they’ve done to Nemesis! It looks amazing!
Unite with the Chosen Ones...
Come with us...
17 March
 
User avatar
Robert.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 466
Joined: May 2017

Re: Towers Loving Care

Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:45 pm

Latest update from @AltonTLC, more repainted facades on Towers Street!
ImageI must say, looking brilliant! :)

Also, Alton Towers have confirmed on Facebook that all the Towers Street facade repaints will be completed during this closed season!

I for one can't wait to see the whole street all finished! :)
Image

Image
Image
 
User avatar
DeadJack5
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 374
Joined: March 2012
Location: The Pits
Contact:

Re: Towers Loving Care

Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:55 pm

Great stuff from Towers. Here's hoping it is open for the 2018 season!
Image
Image
I'm the boy with the bubbles
 
User avatar
Justin
Team TTSP
Team TTSP
Posts: 1407
Joined: April 2014

Re: Towers Loving Care

Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:28 pm

Great to see the building refreshed, adding to the rejuvenated Towers Street. I hope something is done inside as it really did feel neglected at Fireworks.
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Smiler313
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 337
Joined: July 2016
Location: In The Smiler's Baggage Hold

Re: Towers Loving Care

Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:54 pm

Interesting note: Is the cherry picture in the image from down at The Smiler? It is black with yellow wheels just like The Smiler's one.
Image
Image
'You are now embarking on an Optical procedure'

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 71 guests