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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:53 PM   #3321
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Not quite the same location, but not far off.

12 years.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 08:43 PM   #3322
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Metrolink: Second City Crossing | St Peter's Square to Victoria
Tram line | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...6944&page=2041

  • Address: John Dalton St, Cross St and Exchange Square, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Contractor: MPact-Thales

  • Number of expanded stations: 3

  • Number of new stations: 1

  • Interchanges with National Rail: 1, at Victoria

  • Interchanges with existing Network: 2, at Victoria and St Peter's Square

  • Operator: Metrolink, Transport for Greater Manchester

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: N/A




Fantastic photos by Freel07 showing daylight testing on Metrolink's newest tram line through the city centre:









Pulling into St Peter's Square, joining the rest of the network:





When it opens, the Second City Crossing will allow for much more capacity on the Metrolink network, allowing higher frequencies on some lines.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 02:24 AM   #3323
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Project aims to grow a 'city of trees'



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A project aims to plant three million trees - one for every man, woman and child - in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years.

These include reducing stress, improve air quality and the amount of time shoppers spend in retail areas.

The project is also testing how trees can reduce flooding in built-up areas.
City of Trees director Tony Hothersall explained that the scheme had three main objectives.

"We are working with partners and landowners to identify parcels of land for tree planting," he explained.

He added that there was also a focus on street tree planting and in private gardens and parks.

"It is really about planting trees wherever it's appropriate to put trees," he explained, "what is really important is it's about the right tree in the right place."

Trees need to be a key feature of urban landscapes, say campaigners
He explained the essence of Manchester's City of Trees project was to raise awareness among the public and policy makers of the role that trees can play in supporting and improving urban development areas.

"Greater Manchester wants to be a world-class city region. We have a lot of fantastic built development going on, but the natural environment needs to keep up with that," Mr Hothersall said.

"We've seen that as quite a good example in terms of a sort of cafe culture with one of my projects in Stevenson Square in the Northern Quarter in Manchester. The introduction of trees and general improvement of the environment there have actually led to a cafe culture developing from what was one of the, I suppose, harder environments in central Manchester."
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Old January 23rd, 2017, 12:18 PM   #3324
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Green light for Princess Street hostel

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Old January 24th, 2017, 01:28 AM   #3325
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S/O to the day that God built Manchester all in one day.

That must've been a construction project to rival even Wood Wharf in London

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Old January 24th, 2017, 04:14 AM   #3326
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And then he came back and did some extra work on it during the industrial revolution and it become the first modern city.
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Old January 24th, 2017, 10:41 AM   #3327
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The fountains in Piccadilly Gardens have had a little upgrade.




Part of a redevelopment of the whole area
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Old January 24th, 2017, 03:12 PM   #3328
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One of the arches on the Ordsall Chord has been craned onto the site today, and will be installed in the coming weeks.



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Old January 24th, 2017, 07:52 PM   #3329
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One Spinningfields | Spinningfields
Offices | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1693947

  • Address: Hardman Square, Spinningfields, City Zone Manchester M3

  • Architect: Simpson-Haugh

  • Floors: 20

  • Height: 92m

  • Office Space: 300,000sqft

  • Developer: Allied London

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Update this evening by Slow Burn

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Old January 24th, 2017, 11:51 PM   #3330
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Wilburn Badin tower.
Ordsall Curve arch + part constructed bridge.
Middlewood Locks + 5 cranes.


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Old January 24th, 2017, 11:56 PM   #3331
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The rusted steel cladding is now being attached to the new Ordsall Curve rail bridge.





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Old January 25th, 2017, 12:04 AM   #3332
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A lovely bit of Spinningfields density.

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Old January 25th, 2017, 12:08 AM   #3333
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All picture's and above from Ordsall Curve Twitter.





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Old January 25th, 2017, 03:02 AM   #3334
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Clipper's Quay | Salford Quays
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1762500

  • Address: All Plots, Clipper's Quay, Trafford Road, Salford Quays, Salford M5

  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker

  • Floors: Smallest 8, Tallest 15

  • Number of apartments: 614

  • Cost: £100m

  • Developer: Amstone

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Exchange Quay







Now 5 cranes at Clipper's Quay.

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Circle Square | Little Ireland
Mixed use masterplan | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post123105881

  • Address: All plots, Circle Square, Little Ireland, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Fieldon Clegg Bradley

  • Floors: 12-36

  • Height: tallest 115m

  • Number of apartments: 677

  • Office space: 305,630sqft

  • Developer: Bruntwood

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Phase 1 under construction, all other phases approved


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Progress at Phase 1, photos by AJD1984





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Clipper's Quay | Salford Quays
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1762500

  • Address: All Plots, Clipper's Quay, Trafford Road, Salford Quays, Salford M5

  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker

  • Floors: Smallest 8, Tallest 15

  • Number of apartments: 614

  • Cost: £100m

  • Developer: Amstone

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Exchange Quay






Another couple of photos of Clipper's Quay by Dandotco.



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Old January 26th, 2017, 01:09 AM   #3337
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Ordsall Curve bridge arches taking shape.



You can see the part built bridge at the top of the picture, which will eventually cross over the dual carriageway, and link up with the existing railway lines to form the curve, or as some call it the cord.

This is what the bridge looks like at ground level. Taken today.

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Old January 26th, 2017, 02:11 AM   #3338
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No1 looking over at the Ordsall Curve.



More Ordsall Curve, Middlewood Locks, and Manchester skyline construction picture's will be posted tomorrow. Didn't have time today.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 12:24 AM   #3339
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Water Street.

Waiting at the lights.

Quick, quick, mobile camera phone!

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Old January 27th, 2017, 12:35 AM   #3340
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Taken from the front of phase 1 Middlewood Locks.(picture's to follow)

Future phases of Middlewood Locks around the canal basin to follow.

First picture is a bit blurred due to zooming on my mobile camera phone.





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