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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:18 AM   #1581
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Yeah, and beasts are usually ugly as sin just like this building.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 01:12 AM   #1582
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Coming into Manchester this evening - it is a really peculiar tower in the evening/night. It has a mysterious presence.

You can just about see the outline of the clusters which make up the tower and then the lights (from the rooms) on the east facade.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #1583
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Not sure if this is actually a compliment, but I really like this tower at night. I think it fits in really well with the street below, anyway.

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Old December 19th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #1584
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exactly, the less you see of it - the better it looks
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Old December 19th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #1585
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Another good picture Twizzer, thanks.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #1586
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Is this building actually fronting on to a back street?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:56 AM   #1587
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Is this building actually fronting on to a back street?
Fronts onto Great Marlborough Street. Can this be moved to completed section now?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #1588
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Old December 21st, 2012, 03:21 PM   #1589
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So now it's finished.
I always thought the key to this was the way it integrated into the street itself and IMO it does that well.
I love the concept of the tower, a bit of a triumph on such a tiny plot.

IMO though, the cladding lets it down badly. It's telling that so many people think it looks better in the dark and I agree with that.
Hopefully it will mellow with time.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 01:12 AM   #1590
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Fronts onto Great Marlborough Street. Can this be moved to completed section now?
I would if I could neil, but I'm not a mod.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 04:44 AM   #1591
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As student towers go, I reckon it looks good.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #1592
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Yeah the cladding does look pretty poor, but compared with alot of student towers, I think it isn't all that bad.


Its not like this :\

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Old January 11th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #1593
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I see the top of 17NWS is floodlit at night, why cant they do this with the beetham blade,it would look spectacular
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Old January 13th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #1594
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Cornerhouse Lighthouse by J_Q_H, on Flickr
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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #1595
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Old February 13th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #1596
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Old February 14th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #1597
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Brilliant photo!

Indeed it is. Just need to photo shop the cinema listings for:

"Stephen Hodder's- Attack of the Mutant Skyscraper"
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Old February 14th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #1598
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I see the top of 17NWS is floodlit at night, why cant they do this with the beetham blade,it would look spectacular
The Beetham would look so much better with the 'blade' lit up at night. The pinnacle of the Shard is lit up at night too.
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Old February 17th, 2013, 11:11 PM   #1599
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