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Old June 13th, 2019, 06:46 PM   #201
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My guess is the sketch is of the original 35 storey version and they just couldn't be arsed to redo it with the final 55 storey one.

Not a fan, and the cladding is almost certainly not going to look very good IRL, but I guess for a student tower it could be worse.
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Old June 13th, 2019, 07:45 PM   #202
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Skyscraper alley is shaping up just nicely
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Old June 13th, 2019, 08:09 PM   #203
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The pros:
It's tall and made of red brick

The cons:
Valuable city centre land in close proximity to an important rail-head potentially occupied by a development with no economic or employment potential.

Adds to an already dense cluster of student accommodation in an area with little else that will inevitably turn into a deserted ghost town outside term time.
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Old June 13th, 2019, 08:11 PM   #204
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The pros:
It's tall and made of red brick

The cons:
Valuable city centre land in close proximity to an important rail-head potentially occupied by a development with no economic or employment potential.

Adds to an already dense cluster of student accommodation in an area with little else that will inevitably turn into a deserted ghost town outside term time.
Circle Square? Oxford Road?
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Old June 13th, 2019, 08:22 PM   #205
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The pros:
It's tall and made of red brick

The cons:
Valuable city centre land in close proximity to an important rail-head potentially occupied by a development with no economic or employment potential.

Adds to an already dense cluster of student accommodation in an area with little else that will inevitably turn into a deserted ghost town outside term time.

I spent 4 years living in this area (not as a student). It is never a ghost town at any time of the year.

Whitworth Street, Gorilla, DogBowl, The O2 Ritz, The Lock, Principal Hotel, Palace Theatre...
Yep I can just imagine the tumble weed once the Xmas holidays start

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Old June 14th, 2019, 11:32 AM   #206
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I spent 4 years living in this area (not as a student). It is never a ghost town at any time of the year.

Whitworth Street, Gorilla, DogBowl, The O2 Ritz, The Lock, Principal Hotel, Palace Theatre...
Yep I can just imagine the tumble weed once the Xmas holidays start
Seconded. Walk home through here quite a lot and, like last night, always plenty of people around. It's not just a student area.
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Old June 14th, 2019, 11:45 AM   #207
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My favourite part of the city, especially now yes, the refuge and hatch have opened. I like the students too, Manchester for a long time felt to me to be missing out as the students stayed in Fallowfield and the city centre didn't get the vibrancy of some other cities where students were more central. I'd love to see more students in the centre, they keep the night time economy going midweek.
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Old June 14th, 2019, 01:25 PM   #208
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Old June 14th, 2019, 01:31 PM   #209
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He has chinos on, we hope.
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I almost derive more satisfaction in watching these anodyne and insipid 80s/90s turds bite the dust than I do seeing the 60s/70s monsters be torn down.
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Are we talking about the guy with no pants on in the top window in the middle?
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Like the massing, like the material - don't mind the checker board effect on the side elevation but would have much more preferred a linear approach on the wider elevations.
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Apologies for my naivety with these things but I thought this was already approved? Is there any timeline for when this should start being built?
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Apologies for my naivety with these things but I thought this was already approved? Is there any timeline for when this should start being built?


It’s not approved yet so until it is there is no realistic timeline.
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