NZ2464 : Panorama of roof tops around Grey's Monument

taken 10 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Panorama of roof tops around Grey's Monument
Panorama of roof tops around Grey's Monument
The large dome on the left is part of Monument Mall, a modern shopping mall, built between 1989 and 1992. The ornate building with the green dome in line with Grey's Monument is Emerson Chambers, next to Monument Mall on Blackett Street, designed by Benjamin Simpson around 1903, and currently occupied by Waterstones Bookshops. Both are shown in reflection here NZ2464 : Shop front reflections. The dome further away just to the right of the Mall is on Carliol House, on the corner of Market Street and Pilgrim Street. To the right of the monument are the three domes (one partially hidden) of Richard Grainger's Central Exchange Building built in 1837 on a triangular site between Grey Street, Grainger Street and Market Street. The foreground roofs are above the remaining terrace on the east side of Grainger's Old Eldon Square NZ2464 : Passaggiato, Eldon Square
The modern blocks visible in the distance are 55 degrees north on the Pilgrim Street roundabout (behind the Monument) and Cale Cross House near the Tyne Bridge. The spires of All Saints Church and St Nicholas Cathedral are visible between. The view extends over the Tyne valley into Gateshead and includes the prominent Trinity Centre ('Get Carter') Car Park.
Grainger Town
Present-day Newcastle owes much of its architecture to the partnership of Richard Grainger LinkExternal link and John Dobson LinkExternal link
Grainger was a builder who built many important buildings in Newcastle. Dobson was an architect, with whom Grainger worked on many projects. Between 1824 and 1826, Grainger built most of Eldon Square and Blackett Street. In 1829, Dobson and Grainger built Leazes Terrace and Leazes Crescent, and in 1832, they completed the Royal Arcade at the foot of Pilgrim Street.
In 1839, the two men completed their most ambitious project covering 12 acres (49,000 m2) in central Newcastle, on the site of Newe House (also called Anderson Place). They built three new thoroughfares, Grey Street, Grainger Street and Clayton Street, with many connecting streets, as well as the Central Exchange and the Grainger Market.
Dobson was the one who provided the creative drive behind the project and Grey Street is considered to be his finest creation with its elegant curve. Unfortunately most of old Eldon Square was demolished in the 1960s in the name of progress. The Royal Arcade met a similar fate.
The name, Grainger Town, was first applied to this part of the City Centre in 1991 by the City Council and the Grainger Town Partnership was set up to co-ordinate its regeneration and revitalisation.
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2486 6439 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.4106N 1:36.7902W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2471 6454
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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