Category Archives: Buildings

 

The gay-village village-green?

A notice has appeared on the wire fence that surrounds the land at the junction of Princess Street and Whitworth Street. This is the proposed site for a controversial eleven-storey building that, opponents say, will cast a shadow across Manchester’s gay village.

 

The loss of more trees and historic buildings in Manchester city centre

There has been a big drama lately about the area of land on the corner of Princess Street and Whitworth Street, which is just across the canal from the New Union pub in the gay village.

 

BBC World and WTC Building 7 collapse on September 11

This seems quite extraordinary. This clip seems to show BBC World reporting that World Trade Centre Building 7 has collapsed on September 11th. Yet the reporter is standing in front of a window and WTC Building 7 is still standing in the distance behind her. More info here.

 
 

Fireworks on the top of Beetham Tower, but does Manchester really need more city centre apartments for the rich? (VIDEO)

At 9.15pm tonight fireworks erupted from the top of Beetham Tower in Manchester. A topping out ceremony was taking place, marking the completion of the highest point. The Tower stands 171m (561ft) and 47 storeys tall, making it the highest residential development in Europe. Read more in my blog entry (includes a photo):

 
 

Curious building techniques

In recent years there has been a tremendous amount of building going on in Manchester. It’s all around, all the time, and as I walk into the city centre for lunch with Peter several times each week we get to see the new buildings appear step-by-step. Yesterday we saw this curious structure in Spring Gardens, […]