SD8502 : Hexagon Tower, Blackley, Manchester

taken 14 years ago, near to Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Great Britain

Hexagon Tower, Blackley, Manchester
Hexagon Tower, Blackley, Manchester
Situated on the banks of the River Irk, This is the home of Avecia Limited, makers of speciality chemicals. Formerly owned by ICI who manufactured dyestuffs here and, in the "old days" often changed the colour of the river! Presumably the name was chosen because of the molecular structure of benzene, an important source of colour in organic chemicals. In benzene six carbon atoms are linked together to form a hexagonal ring shaped like the window openings here!
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Tuesday, 17 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 851 028 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.2993N 2:13.5722W
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