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Climbing Stairs – The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

#Haiku Happenings #8: Paul Conneally’s latest #haibun!

Burn The Water

“The hospital was designed by Adams, Holden and Pearson and built in two phases; the first phase, a three-storey out-patients department was completed in 1971. The second phase, the main building, was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1978.

The main building was designed as three main interlinked buildings, the most significant being the monolithic 21-storey concretestructure, which remains the third highest in Sheffield after St Paul’s Towerand the Arts Tower. It was designed with the rear part of the building overhanging a service road.” – Wikipedia

All I know is that this building feels sad. It sighs. Long sorrowful sighs that travel up and down the elevator shafts. The people who work here work hard long hours. They care. The building doesn’t seem to help. It’s constantly under repair or being added to. It feels like a building site where some of the…

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