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    Although not very high, the tower does hold some nice views over Piccadily and surrounding area.

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    Nice pics Ems! :)

    Love the little crowns on the roof. Nice work & excellent effort for a first report!

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    nice pics, I love the high stuff, always great views of Manchester

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Love the little crowns on the roof.
    Please, please explain the crowns, Lb. Looked it up in my architecture dictionary and looked at crown and crown-posts but can't see anything that seems to fit the description. Then again, I can't really envisage either description, so what do I know, eh?

    Nice pics Emily, although I do admit to being helplessly acrophobic, so a bit toe-curling for me.

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    Lovley building! nice pics thanks!,hope the building is not going to be buldozed. To many are being demolished in the wake of"progress"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Please, please explain the crowns, Lb. Looked it up in my architecture dictionary and looked at crown and crown-posts but can't see anything that seems to fit the description. Then again, I can't really envisage either description, so what do I know, eh?
    Cheers :)
    Cheers Emily,

    Nice views over Piccadily. Did you have a look around the rest of the building? or are there builders in there?

    Hi Foxy,

    Just found this bit of info regarding the building. The building is joined onto the Coroner's Court, Police and Fire station, it also formerly housed a bank.

    Info got from here.

    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/speel/place/manchfire.htm

    Hope that helps a little regarding the crowns.

    Cheers,

    :) Sal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad wolf View Post
    Lovley building! nice pics thanks!,hope the building is not going to be buldozed. To many are being demolished in the wake of"progress"
    Oh don't worry, it's not going to be demolished! Most likely it will be converted into something possibly a hotel/ art convention i've heard.

    Yeah I had a look at the rest of the building it is very beautiful inside, with an inner courtyard with a metal staircase leading to the floors i'll add some more pictures. The only area I didn't manage to see is the old police cells because the door was nailed shut!

    Here's a picture showing the courtyard



    It's pretty cool as well as most of the rooms have the original 70's wallpaper on

    The old drying room







    Wooden carvings in what I presume was the old courtroom (this is on street level, and you can actually see people walking past without a clue to you being there!)

    Last edited by emily; 1st Feb 08 at 20:11. Reason: added more pictures

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    Cheers, the outside looks very interesting. Looking forward to seeing more pics of the inside now.

    :) Sal

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    Nice looking building, some lovely plasterwork and woodcarving there,

    Loving the quirky tower as well1


    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Please, please explain the crowns, Lb. Looked it up in my architecture dictionary and looked at crown and crown-posts but can't see anything that seems to fit the description. Then again, I can't really envisage either description, so what do I know, eh?
    I assume Lb's reffering to the terracotta crown on the top of the dome? (second and third pictures).

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    yes, just found this as well.

    In February 2006 a private company called Argent, developers of nearby Piccadilly, published plans to transform the 100,000 sq ft of usable space in the building into a music and arts venue. There would be a 100-bed hotel and a mix of other uses each taking up about 5-10,000 sq ft: recording studios, private club, music academy and archive. The city council has since backed the plans. The building's owner, hotelier Alex Langsam, has proposed to revamp the landmark to include an hotel, offices for his company and a fire station museum. A stand off, almost certainly ending in a compulsory purchase order, now seems likely.

    found it here.

    http://www.answers.com/topic/london-road-fire-station

    Cheers,

    :) Sal

    Cheers for the interior shots, looks excellent. looks like you had a good explore.
    Last edited by smileysal; 1st Feb 08 at 20:23.

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