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The Queens Park flats in Layton have been part of the Blackpool skyline since the 60s, their Brutalist architecture was loved by few and disliked by many andP1020335

I always thought they were pretty ugly, they were also notorious for all sorts of bad things and I was continuously warned as a young girl growing up in Blackpool to stay away from them.

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Must admit though, now that they are being slowly taken apart piece by piece to make way for new housing I think I will miss their ‘beton-brut’ modernism competing with the tower on the skyline because sometimes… depending on the time of day, where you stand and the light..P1320988

the ugliest buildings can be beautiful.

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