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Photos record iconic Gateshead car park

The car park being demolished
Image caption Demolition started at the end of July

Photographs of an iconic Gateshead multi-storey car park have been taken to make sure it is not forgotten.

Demolition of the Trinity Square site, made famous in the 1970s Michael Caine film Get Carter, started last week.

The 1960s car park, which has been a landmark on the Tyneside skyline, is making way for a £150m redevelopment.

Photographer Sally Ann Norman 's images have been put together in an audio slideshow.

Interest in architecture

Gateshead Council cabinet member for culture, Councillor Linda Green said: "The car park has dominated Gateshead's skyline for over 30 years and has been a constant talking point for the different opinions of those who either love or hate it.

"There was much interest in the structure's architecture that we wanted to make sure it was sympathetically recorded before being demolished.

"Sally Ann Norman has done a wonderful job and her work paints an intriguing - and accurate - impression of the former Trinity Square Shopping Centre."

The photographs were taken in the months leading up to the closure of the Trinity Square site before demolition.

The slideshow, which is on the council's website, features 27 images.

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