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Old April 25th, 2005, 02:25 PM   #21
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oh and thanks Garth for wayne Rooney he scored a belter the other day.
you can take the scouser out of the pool, but u cant take the pool out of them

ie, wayne and his shell suits and of course his wife beating exploits.

goal of the season, well done my son. (I forgive him for his place of birth.)
Ooh you've hurt Garths feelings.

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Old April 29th, 2005, 04:32 PM   #22
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Got some very interesting news and articles!

More major developments planned!

Will post the info later on!
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Old April 29th, 2005, 05:40 PM   #23
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Hehehe, you're a right bastard for that. If you didn't come up with the goods as often as you do, I'd call you a shit. But you're a bastard, you leave us on tenderhooks and then always post something substantially fluffy and cool. I want to hate you, yet I can't. Still, good work, I look forward to the update.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 12:35 PM   #24
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Dgnr8 your worth £3.50!

Taken from this weeks EGi

Thats only the tip of the iceberg as to what might be proposed!

The other article is alot more interesting and exciting!

Lots more to follow, unfortunately you'll have to wait until Wednesday!

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Old April 30th, 2005, 01:24 PM   #25
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I'm really saddened by this. The black box should be a listed building imo - Manchester's first curtain walled building, there was no way I expected to see it demolished. I was expecting a major refurb of this important 20th c. building - the first post war commercial building in the city.

I do hope that the next generation look back at this in the same way we look the decision to demolish the Milne Buildings in order to build Eagle Star



Anyway, I hear a major BBC announcement will be made in October.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #26
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Good news IMO. Will be a shame to see the familiar neon sign go though.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #27
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Will be a shame to see the familiar neon sign go though.
Yeah your right, but it does look very dated now.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 03:46 PM   #28
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Interesting but this has been trailed for a long time - Granada moving into the bonded warehouse.

I think decent 60s architecture would be valued much more by people if there wern't so many poor quality, ill thought through and prominent examples in our city centre. Most of them - it has to be said - have that infamous little red oval sign atop of them. So much so, that we get to the stage that even average examples become lauded. I'm not sure which category the Granda TV building falls into architecturally (analogies with the Milne Buildings is pushing it IMO) but it is, without question, an important piece of Manchester's modern heritage.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 03:55 PM   #29
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Very interesting article about Granada ,cheers jrb
im not surpised about this though,,it was on the cards after they merged,
Seeing that they are aready planning a masterplan for it,it should'nt be long before we hear something
Potatoman the black box your on about ,is it the building that in the pic on the article?
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Old April 30th, 2005, 04:37 PM   #30
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Indeed it it highriser. Another image looking across what is now Rossetti Place:



What we have to remember that this building was built to such a high standard that even now, 45 years after construction began just about the only external work that has been done is window cleaning. I very much doubt that 2 Hardman St or Rossetti Place will look this good half a century from now. And let's face it - that is probably what will replace it.

This building is the real deal - 'modern, original' if you want a soundbite and I think that with a little tlc this building could be brilliantly re-engineered at the heart of a mixed use 21st century development.

http://www.c20society.org.uk/docs/building/granada.html
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Old May 1st, 2005, 04:25 PM   #31
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Very interesting article about Granada ,cheers jrb

Seeing that they are aready planning a masterplan for it,it should'nt be long before we hear something
Are we talking about the sale of Granada bldg to Allied London and accompanying masterplan?


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Old May 1st, 2005, 04:26 PM   #32
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[QUOTE=GreatMoor]Are we talking about the sale of Granada bldg to Allied London and accompanying masterplan?


Help please. How do I post a photobucket plan?
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Old May 1st, 2005, 04:44 PM   #33
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Im not sure if Allied are involved ,i think its a separate materplan,,,we'll find out sooner or later
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Old May 1st, 2005, 09:38 PM   #34
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Great moor, if you've got something that needs uploading, send it to me if you wish

dh

If you just want webspace and all that shit, get an account with photobucket and upload your pics. Then copy the link of the picture (example, http://www.massivefatcocks.com/membe...chesoflove.jpg) and post within (IMG) (/IMG)

Change the () for []

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Old May 2nd, 2005, 11:16 AM   #35
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Are we talking about the sale of Granada bldg to Allied London and accompanying masterplan?


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Old May 2nd, 2005, 11:30 AM   #36
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Greatmoor I've edited your post so the image shows up, you had the URL of the page the image is on between the [img] [/img], not the URL of the image itself.

And that looks juicy, where did you find it?
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 11:55 AM   #37
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Greatmoor I've edited your post so the image shows up, you had the URL of the page the image is on between the [img] [/img], not the URL of the image itself.
Many thanks for your help. As the Chinese say 'Give a man a fish and he comes back hungry. Teach him to fish and he lives.'


http://www.driversjonas.com/?doc=1594

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Old May 2nd, 2005, 12:27 PM   #38
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Will be a shame to lose the Granada buildings, one of Manchester's better office blocks. Would make a nice boutique hotel a la Ian Schrager, like the Sanderson in London, named after the offices it now occupies.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 01:27 PM   #39
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That masterplan looks fantastic. If this happens and Allied London do as well as they have for Spinningfields, I'll be over the moon.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 01:56 PM   #40
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Surely that's defunct? The Edge isn't on there and Rosetti place 2 (Bauhauss, whatever) is linked up to the Granada block, which we all know isn't happening. Good find and all, I just fear it's not happening.
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