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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #101
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Its not under construction boys. Will soon be back in the ether that is the Manchester Metro area 15 pages back.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #102
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why isn't anybody talking about the sloped roof - follow the floor lines of the building to the top - its another sloping Manc tower.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #103
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I hadn't noticed But on a closer look, it would seem that it has a slope that covers around 6 or 7 storeys. Well that is something!
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #104
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Simpson must have a warehouse full of the same cladding in different colours. Bet he can’t wait to get rid of the stuff.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #105
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why isn't anybody talking about the sloped roof - follow the floor lines of the building to the top - its another sloping Manc tower.

Just looked at the MEN (paper) its not a sloped roof - Just looks like it is
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Old July 19th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #106
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Could be worse. Could be cladding like on that student tower or even worse like one of the travel lodge potato hotels.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #107
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I love Mr. Simpson.

Without sounding bitter it is a bit plain but I like plain buildings when the cladding is decent, you cant go wrong really. The cladding looks strong, smooth and finished unlike the 17 NWS.

Another 100metre+! you can run but you cant hide NY, London, Tokyo.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #108
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Its gonna look massive from Hulme, Moss side, Whalley range etc. May even block the view of the Beetham completely from some streets.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #109
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Nice 'Z' shape / overhang.



I like it. The area will look funked up with this, the overhangs on the proposed first street, and beetham. Replace the 'n' in that as you please.

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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #110
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Just looked at the MEN (paper) its not a sloped roof - Just looks like it is
It is a sloped roof, follow the window line across (bad effort, I know )



edit - actually you know what, it might not be (think I've cut between floors) it is hurting my eyes trying to tell.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #111
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From MEN quotes

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"Must have taken him ages to design that.”
Sums it up for me.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #112
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I don't like it. It's boring... but then, I'm comparing it to other skyscrapers around the world in cities where they are the norm. I'm sure the likes of New York has it's own share of big and boring. On a positive note, it will help attract more big buildings to the city I suppose. With a bit of luck, this will end up as a "filler" amongst other 'scrapers rather than a stand out building. At least we're getting something, and it's big. I'm sure every single other city in the UK (apart from London) wishes they were in the same position.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 03:53 PM   #113
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Old July 20th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #114
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I don't like it. It's boring... but then, I'm comparing it to other skyscrapers around the world in cities where they are the norm. I'm sure the likes of New York has it's own share of big and boring. On a positive note, it will help attract more big buildings to the city I suppose. With a bit of luck, this will end up as a "filler" amongst other 'scrapers rather than a stand out building. At least we're getting something, and it's big. I'm sure every single other city in the UK (apart from London) wishes they were in the same position.
I like it - its good to have buildings in Manchester like this that look more conventional. I would hate too see too much arty stuff like the civil Justice building. Maybe the edges could be more rounded and not so straight..... Bring this and others like it on!!!
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Old July 20th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #115
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Guys there is an existing thread for this building: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1515192&page=4
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Old July 20th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #116
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it does have a sloped roof. Personally i think it isn't that bad and at least its better than the derelict building that's currently there, that's for sure.

Oh and it doesn't have that crappy random cladding- always a bonus!
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Old July 20th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #117
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It's not a sloped roof, it's flat. I asked that question at the public exhibition.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #118
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BLAND MEDIOCRITY!
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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:38 PM   #119
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Some people don't like "glass box" architecture. They must think that the lego Arndale Tower and New Wakefield Tower look better than the CIS Tower or Beetham Tower.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 12:16 AM   #120
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I like it but how is it architecture? It's like he said, "alright lads we got all of these glass windows out of the back of a van, let's just build a ******* rectangular skyscraper near where that piece of shit construction site near the Mancunian Way is, gotta shift this before the filth catch on"

But hey, it's tall, the materials will probably be of a good quality and it's in a new development area. At least it isn't multi-coloured.
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