"Two minutes later they were heading for Buccleuch Place, a six-story Georgian block which faced the more modern (and far uglier) University edifices. One tower in particular has been voted the building most people in Edinburgh wanted to see condemned. The tower, perhaps sensing this hostility, had begun to self destruct, great chunks of cladding falling from it at irregular intervals."
Exit Music, p26, Ian Rankin, 2007
In sharp contrast to the beautifully and thoughtfully designed Informatics Forum
on (binary numbered) 10 Crichton Street stands 11 Crichton Street, a.k.a. the Appleton Tower, voted
one of Britain's worst buildings.
But with the Informatics Forum housing Europe's biggest and best computer science department, could the Appleton Tower be Edinburgh's answer to Californian garages and homebrew
See you at the next Tech Meetup
or an Informatics Ventures
It's actually pretty nice inside!
Simon Montford pitching Snocat
on 23rd April, 2008