SJ8499 : Manchester, Cheetham Hill Road and Co-op Buildings

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester, Cheetham Hill Road and Co-op Buildings
Manchester, Cheetham Hill Road and Co-op Buildings
Looking from the top of the multi-storey car park at the Manchester Arena, along the bridge which takes Cheetham Hill Road over the eastern end of Victoria Station. Ahead is the "Co-op Quarter" with SJ8499 : New Century House and CIS Tower prominent at the centre of the picture.

Both New Century House and the CIS Tower, are Grade II listed buildings. The tower was designed as a prestige headquarters to showcase the Co-operative movement in Manchester. Construction began in 1959 and the tower was completed in 1962 becoming the first building in Manchester taller than the Town Hall Tower. At 387 feet (118 m) in height, the CIS Tower overtook the Shell Centre as the tallest building in the United Kingdom, a title it retained for a year until it was replaced by the Millbank Tower in London. In 2006 the Beetham Tower became the tallest building in Manchester. New Century House, also completed in 1962, is considerably shorter at only (!) 50 metres in height.

LinkExternal link English Heritage listing for New Century House
LinkExternal link English Heritage Listing for CIS Tower
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8417 9902 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.2591N 2:14.4023W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8407 9914
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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