26 October 15 A wander round town. Sunny.
The Soldiers' Gate at Victoria Station.
Thousands of men passed through Soldiers' Gate to board trains to take them to the
Western Front during the First World War. The differing sizes of the holes in the
steel gate show the relative numbers of the fallen servicemen and their position
locates the sites of World War I Commonwealth grave sites and
cemeteries through Northern France and Belgium.
New informations signs are going up around the newly
designated NOMA regeneration area, an area largely
owned by The Co-operative Group and Hermes Real Estate.
Stone seating block.
The CIS building from Dantzic Street.
A section of the new Second City Crossing tram route is now completed.
The shelter roof being installed on the new Exchange Square stop.
At the Deansgate-Castlefield stop the old staircase is being dismantled.
The Rochdale Canal from the new staircase.
The 'greening' of the Deansgate-Castlefield stop is complete.
Sedum trays with wildflowers among the tram tracks.
The new staircase and lift shaft at the western end, complete with its 'living wall'.
Seeing I was at the tram stop I jumped on one that was MediaCity bound.
The Lowry Centre, Salford Quays.
The Victoria Building and street lamps.
Back at Deansgate-Castlefield another section of the old staircase was being cut up.
No.1 St.Peter's Square and the cranes for the future No.2.
The single-line section, St.Peter's Square.
City Tower, formerly the Sunley Tower, Piccadilly Plaza. Built 1965.