23 May 2014
A fire has damaged the Glasgow School of Art, one of the city's most historic buildings, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. ...
Breaking news - Fire at Glasgow School of Art Images
A fire has damaged the Glasgow School of Art in Renfrew Street, one of the city's most historic buildings, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The video below was posted on YouTube just hours after the fire broke out in the building's basement at around 12.30pm on 23 May.
Mackintosh was just 28 years old when he drew up the designs for the building, which many observers consider his masterpiece. The sandstone building features a stunning art nouveau design, while the interior boasts intricate detail.
The first half of the building was completed in 1899 and the second half in 1909.
The news of the fire quickly spread on social media, while the Glasgow School of Art website went down due to high volumes of traffic.
First Minister Alex Salmond tweeted: 'Thoughts with staff & students at @GSofA - awful to see destruction of this iconic building and students work.'
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