SJ8397 : Elisabeth House, St Peter's Square, Manchester

taken 8 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Elisabeth House, St Peter's Square, Manchester
Elisabeth House, St Peter's Square, Manchester
By Cruickshank & Seward, 1959-60. A square complex with central courtyard, shops at ground floor, and offices projecting above, all nestling under an oversailing concrete canopy.
The shops are boarded up and it has been empty for some years now while schemes to replace it with (inevitably) a tower have come to nothing. Refurbishment would be sufficient, unless a quality scheme worthy of the location emerges.
On the left is the Cenotaph: SJ8397 : Cenotaph, St Peter's Square.
Further left is one of the CCTV cameras now ubiquitous in British cities.
Fellow Geographer Keith Williamson informs me that, at February 2012, demolition of this building is almost complete.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8394 9788 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6439N 2:14.6068W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8386 9789
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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