Newcastle is a city of layers. The famous T. Dan Smith vision for a future world reaching for the sky is hidden in plain sight across urban centre.
If you go low you’ll find steps, scraps, wonky buildings and ruined heritage. If you go high you’ll find blocks without personality, walkways of concrete and dimly lit subways.
They’re all over the centre, hard to keep clean and with constantly drying paint. I like them because they’re a timewarp – connecting old to new, tucked out the way and used only through necessity.
Last modified: 13th February 2018