First some photos used during an environmental auditing course to illustrate environmental effects..
|East European Industrial Plant|
If this was your first view of the factory, what would you expect its environmental effects to be?
On closer inspection some effects are obvious, like this:
Many industrial (and former) industrial towns can have picturesque settings seen from afar.
|Middlesbrough (from the Saltholme Nature Reserve)|
That hill in the centre is Roseberry Topping. Another Saltholme view shows Middlesbrough's iconic Transporter Bridge.
|Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge|
and industrial buildings on the River Tees
I hope you noticed the tower to the left of the picture - you will see that again.
Middlehaven is a 250 acre redevelopment site that has been under development since the 1990s, based around the dock in the centre of the town. The picture show the entry into the dock from the River Tees. The hoop structure is called Temenos and is meant to attract visitors to the town. You can read about it here
Also in the picture (right) is the framework of a dock crane, while the Transporter and the old dock clock tower are on the left.
Closer this is what you see.
|Site clearance 2010|
|Middlesbrough FC's Riverside Stadium (Behind Temenos)|
Although some flats and apartments have been appeared the only building of any note on the site is, a monstrosity to my eyes, this college.
|Middlesbrough College (2010)|
I wonder what my daughter will think of this when she sees it for the first time, after Christmas when we make our way through the site to see a match at the Riverside.
|Riverside Stadium across Middlehaven|
Industrial disease or progress?
To see what other diseases to catch or avoid walk over to Carmi's thematic-photographic-226