The Stribling Building

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The Stribling Building
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Danger Updater MDUDC 13:00, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
the Stribling Building

East Grayside [66, 89]

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Basic Info:

The Stribling Building



Until the 1960s, this location had previously been occupied by the Stibling Arms.

The Stringling Arms had once been one of Malton's premiere music establishment, with up-and-coming rock musicians visiting during the 1950s to play to ferociously dedicated crowds, including famous scouts from national record labels.

The Stribling Arms would compete for these acts with the adjacent, and similarly renowned Woodyatt Arms, and the regulars at each establishment would treat one another with disdain. After a noise ordinance was put into effect by the City Council, it was decided that one of these pubs would be closed to comply with the 1959 South Suburbs Noise Dispersion act, an extremely unpopular policy among the younger demographics of Malton.

After much debate in the community, a public poll aided the Mayor in choosing the Woodyatt Arms as the building that would undergo demolition. Amid much protesting, the building was to be demolished on May 15 1960, but was delayed due to protesters laying in front of the heavy equipment. When police were used to take the protestors out of the way of the wrecking crew's machines, a riot broke out and hundreds of violent protestors stormed not into the Woodyatt Arms, but the Stribling Arms, looting and sacking the place until it was barely standing. This resulted in a last-minute decision to demolish the Stribling Arms instead.

In 1962, the Stribling Building was build in the spot as the ill-fated pub. Built by Weisman Construction Co, it was an office building with state-of-the-art midcentury paneling and interior design, for the most prestigious of accounting firms. After the national financial crisis of the 1990s, the financial sector businesses left the Stribling Building, leaving it a dated and barely-occupied office tower for less-than-prestigious life insurance companies and risky superannuation firms.

Barricade Policy

The S.T.A.R.S. East Grayside barricade plan says to keep this building at VSB+2, however, it seems to be kept at EHB all the time.--AJT 21:13, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Current Status

Ransacked, tough to repair, only one zed nearby. Guise Guyington 13:29, 28 October 2010 (BST)