It's early days in the consultation on new plans for George Square, but already locals have been having their say online.
The six shortlisted designs went on display on Wednesday, with a winner due to be announced on 18 January.
Twitter users were quick to have their say this morning. We've posted most of the responses we've had to @STVGlasgow below, and will add more as they come in.
We also went out with the camera earlier to get the first impressions of people passing through the square. Some of the people we met compared the designs to similar spaces in Toronto and Barcelona.
Robert Florence, the comedian behind hit show Burnistoun, pointed out a lack of greenery in the designs:
Local DJ Robin Galloway told us:
@stvglasgow Quite line 'An urban salon' Although surely and urban saloon would be more popular here in the west.— Robin Galloway (@djrobingalloway) January 9, 2013
Kate Costigan wasn't impressed:
Haha - the one design for George Sq that looks like a giant tartan carpet. Tartan? Really? You went there?— Kate Costigan (@KateCostigan_x) January 9, 2013
Laura (@RedDee85) was keen on the options with less water and more open space:
Ross Macdonald and Kirstin Hutchinson are also in the 'less water' camp:
Alison Campbell misses the old design:
Sandy Sneddon is among those backing design numbers five and six, albeit not very enthusiastically, which seems to be the consensus so far:
SNP councillor David Turner has his say:
@stvamanda dont like any of them all are sterile and rip the history and heart out of the Square1 week for public consultation is a joke— David Turner (@DavidTurnerW20) January 9, 2013
His party colleague Martin Docherty adds that the flowerbeds are listed…
@restoregeorgesq wonder what will happen to the stone around the statues - circles with bedding plants are also listed not just statues...— Martin Docherty (@MartinJDocherty) January 9, 2013
…and urges local people to get involved in the consultation process:
Graeme Hendry, a councillor for the Garscadden and Scotstounhill ward, sums up his views over two Tweets:
Quick look at George Square designs reveals 1 that wants you to walk on water. 1 with the big brother eye. 1 looks like a road.— Graeme Hendry (@GraemeHendry) January 8, 2013
1 has what looks like a posh bus station/smoking shelter. 1 has no statutes returned, 1 has a walk to view statutes, all have water features— Graeme Hendry (@GraemeHendry) January 8, 2013
Mhairi Hunter wants more benches in the design...
Interesting that Geo Square consultation supported both increase in greenery & seating space yet this seems lacking from designs.— Mhairi Hunter (@MhairiHunter) January 9, 2013
...as does Craig Albert:
David Meikle, a Conservative councillor for Pollokshields, wants green spaces to return to the square:
My late entry into George Square design comp. Just replace the red tarmac & reintroduce the greenspace. Cost: not as much as £millions!— David Meikle (@cllrdmeikle) January 9, 2013
Jenni Hendry said she would rather see the money spent elsewhere:
Considering the weather, David Macdonald suggested Glasgow doesn't need more water:
Another Tweeter seeking some greenery, Cathy McRorie also goes for design number six:
@stvglasgow Glasgow Tartan one is interesting— Johanna Baxter (@JohannaBaxter) January 9, 2013
Unimpressed, James Chalmers can only find one design he would like to see:
The tartan paving design doesn't sit well with local photographer Michael McGurk:
@stvglasgow There's no grass!!! People don't want water coming out of the ground or tartan paving. They just want somewhere nice to sit.— michael mcgurk (@mickmcgurk) January 9, 2013
@stvglasgow It's bad enough being battered with rain coming out the sky. Now we want it coming out of the ground? Aye...very good!— michael mcgurk (@mickmcgurk) January 9, 2013
@stvglasgow They are rubbish.— WHiT.....? (@coats_donna) January 9, 2013
There's a more enthusiastic response to the tartan design from Alison Munro Lees:
@stvglasgow They're all good but I really like the one with the ice rink on it and the tartan one. Looking forward to seeing the end result.— Alison Munro Lees (@AlisonMunroLees) January 9, 2013
The brief burst of enthusiasm was short-lived, however, as @DementedBonxie despairs:
@michaelmacleod1 What a rum bunch! Put the statues back, with some garden, loads of space for playing, demonstrating, fountain, NO ta...— DementedBonxie (@DementedBonxie) January 9, 2013
@Shell_568 and Linda McGarrigle are among those against any revamp, calling for the money to be spent elsewhere:
@stvglasgow Hope it includes a monument commemorating the workers part in the Battle of George Square (aka Bloody Friday) 1919.— Robert Ronsson (@RobRonsson) January 9, 2013
@stvglasgow Yeah, that's what Glasgow needs, LESS parking spaces. Ridiculous— Mr D'Arcy (@MrD4rcy) January 9, 2013
Andy Coyle of the STV Sport team has come up with his own design, complete with a bakery, Laserquest and a protest area:
Local librarian Anabel Marsh would rather see the money spent along the Clyde:
@stvglasgow George Square fine if they replaced red Tarmac. If they want to spend money, the riverside area needs it more - it's a disgrace.— Anabel Marsh (@AnabelMarsh) January 9, 2013
City-based lawyer Aamer Anwar is not a fan either:
The council says it will consider all responses to this online survey before announcing a winning design on 18 January.
More About George Square Revamp
- Live blog: Council debates new plan for George Square facelift
- Resurgence of Glasgow's café culture in parks throughout the city
- George Square architect meets public to discuss how plans can go ahead
- Frustrated George Square architect says design bid was poorly handled
- Can you guess how much was spent on doomed George Square design bid?
- Glasgow's George Square redesign axed in favour of 'facelift'
- Cake baker whisks up support for Restore George Square campaign