Skip to content

Highbury Square

September 24, 2009

https://i1.wp.com/www.arsenal.com/assets/_files/scaled/498x244/jul_08/gun__1214917458_highbury_eaststand.jpg

If there are two things I’m into, one is the preservation of historic structures, and another, Arsenal F.C. As the Boston Red Sox of English football, Arsenal spent 93 years in their former Arsenal Stadium, a.k.a. Highbury, where following its replacement by the new Emirates Stadium, would be converted into a residential development with the pitch being turned into an English garden.  That was three years ago.

Today, while scrolling through Selectism, I was delighted to see that this project has been completed, and that much of Highbury’s historical integrity remained intact.  Named Highbury Square, much of the stadium was kept and turned into livable apartments with views of the pitch/garden.  Having loved this club for years, I’m excited to make my way back to North London and visit Highbury again.

https://i2.wp.com/www.arsenal.com/assets/_files/scaled/498x244/jul_08/gun__1216028464_highbury4.jpg

https://i2.wp.com/www.highburysquare.com/images/siteplan-hs.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/3878031754_d937775a00.jpg

https://i2.wp.com/www.levolux.com/L_Images/case_studies/jun_09/highbury-stadium-square-01.jpg

https://i2.wp.com/www.sir-robert-mcalpine.com/files/project/3659/9507___Main.jpg

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Omar Ibn permalink
    September 25, 2009 01:41

    One of the best ideas ever!!

  2. June 22, 2011 12:19

    Tip top stuff. I’ll epexct more now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s