SJ8498 : Sunley House, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Sunley House, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
Sunley House, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
Now given the banal title, City Tower, having been redeveloped by Leslie Jones Architects for ubiquitous local property developers Bruntwood. Very prominent on the city's skyline and impressive by virtue of its sheer size. The narrow end facing the street is decorated with "relief designs derived from circuit boards".
The tower is one of three buildings comprising the massive Piccadilly Plaza development by Covell, Matthews & Partners, 1959-65. Another, the hotel, can just be seen on the left SJ8498 : Hotel Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. The three are linked by a podium. (Or were, as one of the three, Bernard House, was demolished in 2003 and replaced by the dreary building on the right. It appears here: SJ8498 : Piccadilly Bus Station, Manchester ).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8427 9819 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8117N 2:14.3094W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8428 9831
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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