SJ8497 : UMIST Campus

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

UMIST Campus
UMIST Campus
The centre of what was the campus for UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology). It specialised in technical and scientific subjects and was a major centre for research. On 1 October 2004, it merged with the Victoria University of Manchester (commonly called the University of Manchester) to form a new entity also called The University of Manchester. The Main Building now called the Sackville Street Building was purpose-built between 1895 and 1902. Starting in 1927, plans were drawn up by the architects Bradshaw Gass & Hope for an extension which would approximately double the size of the original building. However, construction was delayed by the war and other factors, so that the extension was not fully completed until 1957. This view is taken looking at the Granby Row side of the building from North of the railway viaduct. In the centre is the Technology Arch sculpture by Axel Wolkenhauer SJ8497 : Technology Arch now located in a grassed area surrounded by benches and recycling bins.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Educational sites 
University (from Tags)
Date (from Tags)
2004  1895  1902  1927  1957 
Person (from Tags)
Axel Wolkenhauer 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8460 9768 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5372N 2:14.0095W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8462 9767
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Sculpture  Umist  University of Manchester  University  Grassed Area  Benches  Recycling Bins 

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