Sunday, May 25, 2014

Close call

The Glasgow School of Art suffered a terrible fire Friday.  Fortunately, there were no injuries and everyone was evacuated safely.  The latest statement indicates that the damage wasn´t as bad as had been feared.
Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle, director of service delivery on the west, said: "Crews have been working absolutely flat out throughout this very challenging incident and it is clear their effort and skill has saved this treasured building and many of the items it housed.

The Mackintosh building is a Scottish cultural icon.  Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the post impressionist movement and also the main member of the Glasgow School art movement.  Relatively few of his architectural designs were built, making this structure even more important.



As an Arts and Crafts fan, it´s a relief that the damage wasn´t as bad as it first appeared, and that no one was injured.  Congratulations to the firefighters on their great work.  Let´s hope there´s support for reconstructing as benefits such a treasure.


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