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Old January 7th, 2006, 06:25 AM   #121
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Where the hell do you want them to put another road?
Yeh, let's just stick a road in...wallop...hey presto...easy-peasy...done!
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Old January 7th, 2006, 06:02 PM   #122
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If they can build apartments they can build roads. Widen it, and build the apartments higher to make up for the space that was taken off them to build the road.

an underground tunnel for cars? how abot a huge highway in the middle of it all* 20 lanes
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Old January 7th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #123
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9462,, you've been watching Bladerunner again have'nt you ?

Has there been any more action on the Erie Basin site?
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Old January 7th, 2006, 09:28 PM   #124
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Yeah, the Harbour city renders were in the fairhurst exhibition at Urbis (I work there), nothing we have not seen though.
Frozen - Pardon me for being a nosy sod but what do you do there.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #125
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If they can build apartments they can build roads. Widen it, and build the apartments higher to make up for the space that was taken off them to build the road.

an underground tunnel for cars? how abot a huge highway in the middle of it all* 20 lanes
I think you're confusing Salford with Sim City, squire....
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Old January 7th, 2006, 10:26 PM   #126
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Frozen - Pardon me for being a nosy sod but what do you do there.
Did'nt you know, he's a lap dancer
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Old January 7th, 2006, 10:42 PM   #127
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Did'nt you know, he's a lap dancer
Not quite, but it might brighten up my day a bit. At Urbis I have three important tasks: 1) standing around; 2) sitting on my arse; 3) getting horrendously abused by members of the public who seem to think that just because the pay taxes they have the right to constantly and incessantly remind me that, while Urbis is a beautiful building, it’s full of utterly banal exhibitions, is the millennium dome of the North, and is a disgrace to the city.

Apart from this, duties include desperately trying to convince tourists that if they’ve only got a day in Manchester they really don't want to be in Urbis and should make a dash for the Art Gallery or the Science and Industry Museum, or perhaps a trip to the War Museum or maybe even the Lowry.

OOOO, and almost forgot. I have to put buckets out when it rains because the roof leaks. And, wait for it, ok.. get this…, I have to take helium balloons off small children.

Thanks for asking!
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Old January 7th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #128
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^ it's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it....I should imagine the most dangerous part is trying to seperate some brat from his balloon....
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Old January 8th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #129
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Salford Quays about 1 1/2 ago

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Old January 8th, 2006, 08:02 PM   #130
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/\ that was taken from a grass verge by west one, if any one with a decent zoom is in the area, i'd reccomend taking pics from there. You can see town, the quays and pendleton.

smaller, better quality version.

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Old January 12th, 2006, 05:34 PM   #131
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also in todays applications:

Reference: 05/51952/FUL
Decision Level: COMM
Applicant name: Peel Investments Ltd
Ward: Ordsall
Grid Reference: 380973 397537
Case Officer: Simon Plowman
Telephone: 0161 779 4837
Location: Dock 9 Broadway Salford
Proposal: Erection of a 17 floor apartment building containing 246 apartments with 265 car parking spaces

salford is boomin!
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Old January 12th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #132
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I assume thats for the car park between the NVs and the Harbour City block. We'll have 10 towers on Dock 9, plus Quay Point.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #133
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This is just a guess.

Does the bottom render look like another version of Erie Basin?





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Old January 12th, 2006, 09:43 PM   #134
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Nope. Not at all.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 09:49 PM   #135
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As anyone been near the Quay's lately?

How is Eire Basin getting on ?
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Old January 12th, 2006, 10:44 PM   #136
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Does the bottom render look like another version of Erie Basin?
Talk about wishful thinking.


The Erie Basin site is still undergoing groundworks / excavations.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #137
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Talk about wishful thinking.


The Erie Basin site is still undergoing groundworks / excavations.

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Wishful thinking is interpreting facts, reports, events, perceptions, etc., according to what one would like to be the case rather than according to the actual evidence. If it is done intentionally and without regard for the truth, it is called misinterpretation, falsification, dissembling, disingenuous, or perversion of the truth.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #138
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As anyone been near the Quay's lately?

How is Eire Basin getting on ?
There is a large boring machine, and a crane. A good few workman. Not in the construction game, so don't what is going on exactly, sorry, but to the untrained eye it looks as though they are preparing the site. There's loads of boarding around, with renders of the building. It looks like the NV area before the towers/core started to go up. I remember there being nothing for a while, but workmen and a flat field, then all of a sudden, shafts.

Looks like there's a bar/restaurant on Erie too.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #139
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There is a large boring machine
How do you know? Did you spend much time trying to get to know it?
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Old January 13th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #140
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"There is a large boring machine"

C'mon you know the drill, we need more details.....
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