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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    When will Birmingham build a mini Times Square to attract more tourists?
    I never even knew that they were planning on doing this? I imagine it will take time to build it.
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    (Original post by Illimitable)
    I never even knew that they were planning on doing this? I imagine it will take time to build it.
    They aren't, but they really need to, as Birmingham is so far behind London.
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    When will Birmingham build a mini Times Square to attract more tourists?
    Isn't that basically what they are doing right now? Just without the large light powered billboards.
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    Isn't that basically what they are doing right now? Just without the large light powered billboards.
    They have built a new train station (very nice), and there is a tram system in progress, but they sure as hell don't have a mini Times Square. They don't even have a mini Canary Wharf.
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    They aren't, but they really need to, as Birmingham is so far behind London.
    That's true.
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    They aren't, but they really need to, as Birmingham is so far behind London.
    London has a lot more spent on it.

    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    Isn't that basically what they are doing right now? Just without the large light powered billboards.
    Are you referring to any specific development here?
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    They have built a new train station (very nice), and there is a tram system in progress, but they sure as hell don't have a mini Times Square. They don't even have a mini Canary Wharf.
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    London has a lot more spent on it.



    Are you referring to any specific development here?
    I was there yesterday and they're building a massive new square next to the Town Hall and Library etc.

    It's definitely not got all of the advertising Times Square has. But it's a hub with lots of investment and cool buildings. Birmingham is really up and coming right now. Birmingham definitely doesn't want all of the rubbish shops Times Square has.
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    I was there yesterday and they're building a massive new square next to the Town Hall and Library etc.

    It's definitely not got all of the advertising Times Square has. But it's a hub with lots of investment and cool buildings. Birmingham is really up and coming right now. Birmingham definitely doesn't want all of the rubbish shops Times Square has.
    Any photos?
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    Any photos?
    It's just a building site right now but I did get cool photos of other areas.
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    I was there yesterday and they're building a massive new square next to the Town Hall and Library etc.

    It's definitely not got all of the advertising Times Square has. But it's a hub with lots of investment and cool buildings. Birmingham is really up and coming right now. Birmingham definitely doesn't want all of the rubbish shops Times Square has.
    You were here yesterday?
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    They don't even have a mini Canary Wharf.
    Digbeth?

    Broad St?
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    I was there yesterday and they're building a massive new square next to the Town Hall and Library etc.

    It's definitely not got all of the advertising Times Square has. But it's a hub with lots of investment and cool buildings. Birmingham is really up and coming right now. Birmingham definitely doesn't want all of the rubbish shops Times Square has.
    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    Any photos?
    He's on about Paradise, Chamberlain Square 1 & 2.

    This is what we're getting:









    This is the other side where you'd walk through to Broad Street, Library of Birmingham on the left.



    It replaces this:



    Demolition of the old Central Library has just been completed, as far as I know this is a ten year development and we are a couple of years in.
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    They need a Times Square.
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    They need to make M6 wider so more people can leave.
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    (Original post by Magic Streets)
    They need a Times Square.
    Can you elaborate please.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Can you elaborate please.
    Something that will pull in tourists from London's Leicester Square.
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    Meh, if you were gonna put it somewhere, put it in Manchester... I'm from the West Midlands but honestly, although the second city, Birmingham is severely lacking in culture. No one comes here.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Can you elaborate please.
    Finding this thread and line of thought hilarious you know :rofl:

    Why not add a mini Eiffel Tower and mini Grand Canyon while they're at it.

    Get all the tourists.

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    (Original post by moonkatt)
    You were here yesterday?
    Yessir! It's lovely now.
 
 
 
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