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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:07 PM   #81
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Why was the arean itself codenamed "Vector" in the first place?
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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:26 PM   #82
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It was glass - it had a gold sheen to it. Bit 80's if you ask me.All looked a bit too Dallas. Like a glass Arndale (if you know what i mean?) There was nice model kicking about which i saw. I suppose the name Vector was all thrusting and futuristic and that. Stupid 80's name aswell!
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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:30 PM   #83
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I see Aidan's spitting his dummy out again.

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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:30 PM   #84
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The car park is quite large theres also car park to the left of the image.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:33 PM   #85
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Oh yeah I can see New Century House reflecting in it now! No, for such a serious proposal I'm puzzled that only this (quite poor) render seems to exist. I remember seeing the model when it as displayed inside Victoria Station behind a window near to the horrid toilets.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 11:44 PM   #86
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Vector were a company putting the whole thing forward. They were responsible for the Arena I believe and that was then called the Vector Arena. The whole thing was planned for the Olympics, but only the Arena was to be built regardless.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 12:54 AM   #87
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I've got a really good colour render of the vector tower in an old copy of a City Council economic development brochure. Unfortunately I have no way of posting it on here! I've thought for a while that it needs to be posted......(how??)

It was an optimistic and quite grandiose scheme, at a time when Manchester's economy was relatively lackluster (not at all like today). The intention was that it was to provide hotel and office space.....no apartments.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:20 AM   #88
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I've got a really good colour render of the vector tower in an old copy of a City Council economic development brochure. Unfortunately I have no way of posting it on here! I've thought for a while that it needs to be posted......(how??)

It was an optimistic and quite grandiose scheme, at a time when Manchester's economy was relatively lackluster (not at all like today). The intention was that it was to provide hotel and office space.....no apartments.
Scan it, photshop it(if you want to?), go to photobucket, upload it, paste it in to thread.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:28 AM   #89
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:38 AM   #90
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Yes please.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 12:50 PM   #91
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Well there you have it, cheers caw.

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Old March 2nd, 2006, 11:15 PM   #92
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Well there you have it, cheers caw.

jrb - My scanner died a long time ago!
Buy a new one then or borrow one from a friend.

If you need anymore suggestions/advice please pm me.(lol)
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 12:06 AM   #93
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Would we be happy with that design today?

The jury's definitely out on that one.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 12:13 AM   #94
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It's still a more interesting shape than, say Inacity Tower, isn't it?
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Like i said before - alright in 1980's downtown Dallas but not the razzzle dazzle of modern Manchester.
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Like i said before - alright in 1980's downtown Dallas but not the razzzle dazzle of modern Manchester.
Martin G pleads for more time, as Mr Longford reaches a quick verdict.

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Old March 3rd, 2006, 12:46 AM   #97
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The 'market' has changed beyond recognition since Vector first came in. There is no point debating the design above because it aint ever going to happen. Ever!
Ive said before that this part of town is crying out for another big building - if we do get one lets just hope its a good un'.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 01:03 AM   #98
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As an corporate HQ office block, the old design isn't a bad one, but a tower on that site will never be used as such will it?
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 10:21 AM   #99
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Lets put it this way,if it was that design or no tower at all then I would be happy with it.Especially if it was black/silver reflective glass or greeny blue like Beetham,the gold is not very Manchester is it.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 10:28 AM   #100
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If only the roof of Victoria was the same as in the model I'd be happy.
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