SJ8498 : The Urbis Building

taken 11 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

The Urbis Building
The Urbis Building
Urbis, set in Cathedral Gardens, a new green space in Manchester's Millennium Quarter, is one of the city's few island buildings. Designed by Ian Simpson Architects and standing 35 metres high, it houses a museum and exhibition centre focusing on city life which covers photography, design, architecture, music, contemporary art and also offers free interactive exhibits, family activities, a shop and a cafe bar. Urbis is visually striking, its shimmering glass skin comprises of 2,200 glazed units, each one individually fashioned to form the sculptured surface of the building, reflecting the surrounding cityscape.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 February, 2007
Museum / Heritage Centre   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 840 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.1294N 2:14.5372W
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