SJ8397 : G-Mex Centre, Windmill Street, Manchester

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

G-Mex Centre, Windmill Street, Manchester
G-Mex Centre, Windmill Street, Manchester
The magnificent former Central Station was given a new lease of life as an exhibition centre in 1986. Built 1875-80, the engineers Sacre, Johnson and Johnstone, for the Midland, the Great Northern, and the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire railways. It has a massive segmentally-vaulted shed of wrought iron and glass (a span of 210 feet, only 30 feet less than St Pancras). Grade II* listed.
The station closed in 1967, and was converted in 1986 by Essex, Goodman & Suggitt. There are some atmospheric shots taken in the interregnum here: SJ8397 : Manchester Central station 1980, SJ8397 : A derelict Manchester Central Station, and SJ8397 : Inside a derelict Manchester Central Station.
Behind is this: SJ8397 : Beetham Tower, Deansgate, Manchester.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8374 9778 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5896N 2:14.7872W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8384 9778
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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