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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #1361
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Sorry, not straight. Arrgh!
Thats what they all say round there.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #1362
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Old May 18th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #1363
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I couldn't help noticing the 'Student Castle' in the background of tonights Corrie haha, from that view point it will look quite good when its finally complete.

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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:17 AM   #1364
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Can someone please remind why the piece of land in the above has never been built on? Is it in the same state as Pamona docks?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:26 AM   #1365
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Massive plans for it pre-recession (you can see in the new canal it has) were completed folded after. The site has been sold off and a new developer now owns it who presumably is planning something.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 01:54 AM   #1366
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I remember Granada had their eye on that derelict piece of land across the Irwell. David Plowright believed that the Granada Studios Tour could expand onto the opposite bank on that derelict land. "Hollywood on the Irwell" as he called it.

Expect that piece of land, and particularly Pomona which is a fantastic site to be developed. But some are saying that the new HS2 will be on Pomona. It's believable, but not entirely welcome as Pomona will remain unused for at least 20 years before HS2 opens.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #1367
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New Pictures of Wakefield Street Tower will be posted soon.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #1368
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New Pictures of Wakefield Street Tower will be posted soon.
Taken today.

28 pictures in total.(a few are a bit naff due to the position of the sun, a window, etc)

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Old May 28th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #1369
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Great photos jrb, love this one though.

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Old May 29th, 2012, 04:52 AM   #1370
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JRB, did you take some of these from the toilets at cloud 23?
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #1371
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JRB, did you take some of these from the toilets at cloud 23?
Hands up!

I lied.

Was in fact the 21st floor.

Pressed 23rd IN the lift, but relaized it was the Cloud.

I would have looked foolish walking into Cloud with this on....



Got me through the Hotel foyer and into the lift without any problems though.

The cleaner on the 21st floor didn't bat an eyelid either.

PS. Try it sometime. Deep breath and go for it.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #1372
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Great pictures jerb. Thanks.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 12:59 PM   #1373
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To me it looks like they've employed an entirely different type of cladding on the window sides than the side of the building (larger uniform panels as opposed to the smaller panels in different shades of grey), makes the building look messy in my opinion and would've looked better with the smaller panels covering the whole surface of the building (excluding the windows obviously).

Still think it looks a bit too light too.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 12:11 AM   #1374
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To me it looks like they've employed an entirely different type of cladding on the window sides than the side of the building (larger uniform panels as opposed to the smaller panels in different shades of grey), makes the building look messy in my opinion and would've looked better with the smaller panels covering the whole surface of the building (excluding the windows obviously).

Still think it looks a bit too light too.
I suspect it is an attempt to mirror some of the colour patterns in the Beetham Tower glass using the much cheaper cladding option; something that softens the impact of such a tall building when set against the perennially grey Mancunian sky. The benefit of glass is that it reacts with the changing light where as the solid coloured panels and the 30ft Student Castle floating lettering in the air will always make this a cheaper looking building.


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Old June 1st, 2012, 04:22 PM   #1375
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The panels do have something of a light-reacting sheen, but whether this will pass the test of time is another matter. I'm hopeful.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 08:42 PM   #1376
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Left the office and took a walk to re discover my sanity today... was met by this view... thought I'd share it before it's lost again forever:
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 11:33 PM   #1377
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Just found this beaut.

Obviously it's a few moths old as the build has come on considerably. Still worth posting though. Click on the link for some intersting info regarding the build.

http://www.theconstructionindex.co.u...-in-manchester

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Old June 4th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #1378
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What's the consensus then folks?

Bloody horrible IMO, cities the world over are filled with inconsequential monstrosities like this! Its only saving grace is its height...........and the fact that it tries to mirror the Beetham Tower.

Do yourselves a favour, the next time you happen to be walking down Whitworth St, or Oxford St, keep your eyes fixed firmly ahead at the relative elegance of the buildings around you, and don't look up!
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Old June 4th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #1379
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Taken from the Mancunian Way. Today. Plenty more to come over the next couple of days.(inbetween cutting the hedge and clearing out the cellar for a car boot sale )

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