SJ8398 : 55 King Street, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

55 King Street, Manchester
55 King Street, Manchester
Granite-clad offices for the District Bank, 1966-69, by Casson, Conder & Partners. Like its neighbour (SJ8398 : Pall Mall Court, King Street, Manchester) it is an original take on the 1960s office block. Curiously shaped with two almost-regular octagons at either end joined by a lateral block which is recessed above the ground floor. In plan it resembles the handheld control for a video game.
Its impressive banking hall was lost in conversion to shops in 2000.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8391 9829 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8649N 2:14.6351W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8389 9826
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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