SJ8398 : Manchester House, Bridge Street, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester House, Bridge Street, Manchester
Manchester House, Bridge Street, Manchester
Built as Scottish Life House by Leach, Rhodes & Walker, 1966. Quoting from "Manchester - An Architectural History" (by John J. Parkinson-Bailey), LinkExternal link notes that the construction method was unusual: "the ... approach was first to erect the central core of steel columns and then cast the eight floor slabs individually on the ground, one on top of the other, each floor separated by a layer of resin to stop them sticking together - all rather like a large liquorice allsort. When all the floors had been cast, they were individually hoisted into position."
It was recently slated for demolition, but instead it was at the time of the photo being refurbished, a Waitrose supermarket having moved into the ground floor.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8345 9828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8587N 2:15.0510W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8342 9825
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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