9 April 15 Into the city for wander around. Hazy sun and very warm.
The Etihad stadium has sprouted a huge side growth since I last passed.
This beam is used to lift the cables into place between the two triangles.
On a wall in Ancoats, obviously.
Beehive Mill, 1824. Grade II* listed.
Victoria Square, 1894.
The first municipal housing in Manchester.
George Leigh Street and Serafino's Stone.
This part of Ancoats was once known as 'Little Italy'. Serafino De Felice worked
for many years to help fellow Italians and to preserve the area's heritage.
The John Swift building (1914), a former fruit merchant's warehouse, now offices.
The Smithfield apartments in the Northern Quarter, are now completed.
The façade of the old Smithfield Market.
Lamp, above a door in the Northern Quarter.
All the main ETFE roof panels are now in place.
The remodelled tram stop.
A lot of the Victorian heritage features are to be retained and refurbished
including the superb mosaics.
Wrought ironwork on the canopy.
The old leaded destination panels on the canopy are back in place.
Alas, long gone are the days when you could catch a train to Belgium from here.
Meanwhile, work on the Metrolink Second City Crossing continues apace.
The future Exchange Square stop.
Deansgate Locks, and the Rochdale Canal.
First Street. The Beetham Tower and the Innside Hotel.
The Innside Hotel, due to open next month.
The new car park. I'll reserve judgement on this one until
I see it in context when the whole development is finished.
Vita apartments and Student Castle. The concrete tower is one of
the cores of the new Cambridge Street development (apartments).
The Beetham Tower. Note the window
cleaner near the bottom of the picture.
Just another day at the office.