Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Manchester buildings and architecture

Whilst working in Manchester recently, has a couple of hours to walk around Manchester city centre.  Fantastic city with brilliant architecture.  The juxtaposition of styles is wonderful.

My favourite is the Daily Express Building, on Great Ancoats Street:

This amazing looking building was designed by Sir Owen Williams and was built in 1939.  Yes, 1939. Its style is futurist Art Deco and was Grade II listed in 1974.

The avant guard facade is clad in opaque and vitrolite glass.

Just superb.

Here are some abstracts from it:

I have more interesting buildings from Manchester, but they'll have to wait until next time.  I have to go and buy provisions.  I have a dog that has been fed nothing but cat food for two days and is decidedly hacked off about it.

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