24 September 14 Another architectural walkabout. Sunny and much clearer than of late.
Etihad stadium, Manchester City's ground.
Another look at the stadium expansion construction work.
Close-up of the platform on one of the tower cranes, a Terex TC606.
The counterbalance arrangement is interesting. The weights are held
in a cradle which swings, and this is linked to the crane jib. As the jib is
lowered it moves the counterbalance weights further back - clever stuff..!
Spinningfields (city centre) - the Long Bar.
First Street - Vita apartment block (student accommodation) - 5plus Architects, 2014.
Citylabs, Oxford Road. Office, laboratory and networking space for bio health
companies to develop new products and services. Incorporates the former
Royal Eye Hospital (Grade II listed). Sheppard Robson, 2014.
The Pankhurst Centre, former home of Emmeline Pankhurst
and her daughters, founders of the Suffragette Movement.
Central Manchester University Hospitals. This huge building houses the
Manchester Royal Infirmary, the Royal Eye Hospital, Saint Mary's Hospital
(maternity and gynaecology), and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
At the other end of the building is the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide
accommodation for families with children in hospital, completely free
for as long as needed.
Anyone Who Has A Heart - an interactive light sculpture.
Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Upper Brook Street. The first
Armenian Church to be built and consecrated in Western Europe (1870).
Whitworth Hall, Manchester University.
The Beyer Laboratories Building in the
Old Quadrangle, Manchester University.
The Manchester School of Art building (Manchester
Metropolitan University) - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, 2013.
Hacienda Apartment block. Built on the site
of the legendary Hacienda Club.
After tramping around the city for a few hours I was in urgent need of a change of
scenery, not to mention a pint or two, so I jumped on a passing tram (as you do) to
Salford Quays. In all my numerous visits to the Quays I had never seen the
MediaCity swing bridge open - until today. I was just in time to see the
Mersey Ferries Ship Canal Cruise boat arriving.
The 'Snowdrop' passes the Imperial War Museum North.
The MediaCity footbridge - open.
The Millennium (Lowry) lifting footbridge on its way back down.
Evening sunlight at The Quays.