On 30 April, just four days after I wrote about the Basement Social Centre in Manchester city centre and said what a unique and absolutely spiffing place it was, a huge fire ripped through a building to the rear of it.
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.
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.
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.
A couple of weeks ago I made a final visit to the house where I grew up. My dad had decided to sell and I had to pick up a few remaining bits and pieces. Though I was actually born in hospital, I spent my years from zero to 20 living in that 1950’s semi-detached. […]
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):
The 130-year-old cast-iron bridge across the canal at the junction of Sackville Street and Canal Street has been removed and replaced by a concrete replica.