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Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed two newspaper buildings: The Glasgow Herald Building and the Daily Record Building.

The Glasgow Herald Building
The Glasgow Herald buildingThe Glasgow Herald Building in Mitchell Lane was the first building Charles Rennie Mackintosh was involved in designing. It was built 1893 - 1895 by the architectural practice of Honeyman and Keppie. While most of the design is that of the practice a lot of the proportions The Glasgow Herald building
and the large tower (recalling the campanile tower in Siena/Italy he had visited two years earlier) are identified as CRM's influences. The building has now been converted to The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. The Mackintosh Interpretation Centre gives you opportunities to learn more about CRM's work with models of buildings and interactive touch screen displays.

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The Daily Record Building
The Daily Record building The Daily Record buildingThe Daily Record Building was built 1900-1901 and 1903-1904 in Renfrew Lane. Renfrew Lane is a very narrow lane, making it very difficult to view the building let alone taking pictures. At the time I visited it in September 2000 the lane was not in a very good state and the building quite dirty (external viewing only anyway). But you can still appreciate the beauty of the building with it's white glazed bricks decorated with green tiles appearing to relate to the Tree of Life motif. The white bricks are used up to the fourth floor where it changes to sandstone being used for the dormers.
The Daily Record building