SJ8398 : Cenotaph and Town Hall

taken 3 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Cenotaph and Town Hall
Cenotaph and Town Hall
The Cenotaph that originally stood in St Peter's Square SJ8397 : Manchester Cenotaph was designed by Edwin Lutyens, the designer of the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London. It was completed in time for the Allied Victory Parade in 1919. Built of Portland stone it is topped by a sculpture of the unknown soldier draped in his greatcoat.

It has now been moved to its present site outside the Town Hall. However, enjoy this vista for now as the Metrolink Second City Crossing is due to cut across the front of this scene in due course.
Manchester Town Hall
Completed in 1887, this most impressive neo-Gothic building cost a million pounds and is acknowledged as a masterpiece in its own right. It rises as a Victorian edifice - a monument to the civic pride of the city fathers, reaching 286 feet above Albert Square below. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse. It is a Grade I listed building. LinkExternal link
Metrolink Second City Crossing
The rapid expansion of the Metrolink network since 2009 placed significant extra demand on the existing line through the centre of Manchester due to the additional number of tram movements as all the routes run through a single line in the city centre.

In January 2014, work began on a second Metrolink line (The Second City Crossing, 2CC) through the city centre as part of the Transport Strategy for Manchester City Centre. As well as giving extra capacity, it will also provide more flexibility to serve special events and reduce disruption caused by future maintenance and renewals in the city centre.

The route runs from the existing line at Victoria Station, through Exchange Square, Corporation Street, Cross Street and Princess Street to the existing Deansgate-Castlefield stop via an extended and enlarged stop at St Peterís Square. A new stop was created at Exchange Square and the Victoria Station stop was improved as part of the overall refurbishment of the station. LinkExternal link

The first stage of the route, between Victoria and Exchange Square, was opened in December 2015 whilst the final section, from Exchange Square to St Peterís Square, was opened to passengers on 26 February 2017.

LinkExternal link Transport for Greater Manchester
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SJ8398, 2190 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 28 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces 
Primary Subject of Photo
War Memorial 
Person (from Tags)
Edwin Lutyens 
Date (from Tags)
1919 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9801 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7140N 2:14.5800W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9800
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Metrolink  Cenotaph  Site of Former Peace Garden  Town Hall  Portland Stone 

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