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- Ca' d'Oro Building
At the corner of Gordon Street and Union Street, this was a Victorian (1872) version of the Golden House in Venice - constructed from triple-arched cast iron frames with with masonry arches above the shops below. It was designed by a well-known Glasgow architect, John Honeyman.
In 1988, there was a major fire in the building but the cast iron frame stood up well to the conflagration. In a way it was of benefit, because the building was restored to its original appearance with additional bays added.
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