SJ8498 : Hotel Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Hotel Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
Hotel Piccadilly, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
Viewed from this angle, an exciting juxtaposition of angles and projections, but less successful from other angles from which it can appear slightly incoherent and messy. Below the hotel, projecting towards Piccadilly Gardens, is the restaurant with coloured glass and curious blocky protuberances. Below is a more conventional podium.
The hotel is one of three buildings comprising the massive Piccadilly Plaza development by Covell, Matthews & Partners, 1959-65. Another, the tower, can be seen behind SJ8498 : Sunley House, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. The three are linked by a podium. (Or were, as one of the three, Bernard House, was demolished in 2003).
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8434 9814 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7848N 2:14.2459W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8443 9816
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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