SJ8097 : It's Still Going To Look Like A 6

taken 5 years ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

It's Still Going To Look Like A 6
It's Still Going To Look Like A 6
The body of water between MediaCityUK and the Lowry Centre, now called “North Bay”, was once part of No 9 Dock, the largest and most important on Manchester (Salford) Docks. It opened in 1905 and was home to the passenger and shipping company, Manchester Liners. At over half a mile in length 9 Dock was big enough to hold 10 ocean liners or large container ships, enabling the Port to remain internationally competitive. Since then the area surrounding 9 Dock has dramatically transformed from industrial landscape to luxurious waterside development. Today it is home to residents and businesses including The Lowry and MediaCityUK.

The sculpture, called “Nine Dock” (SJ8097 : Nine Dock) was installed in 2010 to document and celebrate that story. The surface is engraved with quotes by local people, who also helped to make decisions about the final shape, materials and colour. This close-up view shows some of the quotes recorded on the sculpture, pointing out that
"Despite the 'dot' it's still going to look like a 6 when looking from the other way. And from the side it might look like an apostrophe, or a comma from the other side, or a musical note to someone who's just had a drink".
This is confirmed by SJ8097 : Nine Dock (but it could be a six!) Sculpture; looking at the sculpture from the water side.

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The Irwell Sculpture Trail is the largest sculpture route in the UK. It follows a winding route which extends for more than 33 miles from Bacup to Salford Quays and features more than 70 artworks from local, national and international artists.
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Thursday, 23 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 28 July, 2015
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Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events  Canals  Docks, Harbours 
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