SJ8398 : Exchange Square - Olympic Viewing Zone

near to Manchester, Great Britain

Exchange Square - Olympic Viewing Zone
Exchange Square - Olympic Viewing Zone
Looking past Sinclair's Oyster Bar (SJ8398 : Sinclair's Oyster Bar, Shambles Square) into Exchange Square which has lost its wheel (SJ8398 : The Manchester Wheel, Corporation Street) - at least for the duration of the 2012 Olympics as it has been set up as an Olympics "viewing zone".
Exchange Square, Manchester
Exchange Square is a public space which was created after the IRA’s 1996 Manchester bombing. Today the square is a major shopping area including a branch of Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, The Triangle shopping Centre and an entrance to the Manchester Arndale, the most-visited shopping centre in the United Kingdom.

The square is due to be served by Exchange Square Metrolink station on the Manchester Metrolink network. Construction on the new extension started in 2014 and the entire Second City Crossing scheme LinkExternal link should be operational by 2017.
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Tuesday, 31 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 1 August, 2012
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Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8389 9866 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0644N 2:14.6544W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8388 9866
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Manchester  Illuminated  Night Scene  2012 London Olympics  London 2012  Olympics  Big Screen  City Square  Next  Olympic Games 

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