Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Empire Exhibition, Tower of Empire and Treetops Restaurant
Town, district or village: Bellahouston
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Tait's TowerYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Restaurant  
Item 2 of 2Exhibition  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119371938  

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Launcelot Hugh RossArchitect 19371938Erection of Tower to Tait's design
Item 2 of 2Thomas Smith TaitArchitect 19371938With Ross as executant architect

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Empire Exhibition, masterplanPlanned and overseen by Thomas Smith Tait, appointed by the Government.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Crampsey, Bob1988The Empire Exhibition of 1938 Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing Company 
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp1 Night view of the Glasgow Empire Exhibtion - from brochure
Item 3 of 3McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Presspp183-9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2BuilderEarly 1938CLIV pp148, 237, 481, 631, 974-7, 983-992, 1007-1008
Item 2 of 2RIBA JournalJuly 1956 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsLauncelot Hugh Ross obituary