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Codex
October 14th, 2009, 11:56 AM
Greater Manchester, England, UK - Population 2.5 million

Manchester - has one of the largest student populations in Europe, one of the busiest gay villages in Europe, one of the largest China Towns and the cities curry mile ar Rusholme is also renowned with a real Brick lane flavour to it, indeed there are some very interesting ethnic communities in Manchester such as the cities Italian, Irish and Afro Caribbean communities. Manchester Northern Quarter is closely linked with the cities Bohemian scene. Manchester is also world famous for it's musical creativity and many bands, as well as clubs such as the late Hacienda. Manchester is widely recognised as being one of the most creative cities in both the UK and Europe,

Manchester Bands -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bands_from_Manchester

http://www.prideofmanchester.com/music/#history

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Manchester's Northern Quarter

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Manchester's Northern Quarter doubling as New York City for the film 'Alfie' (2004).
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Canal Street at the Heart of Manchester's Gay Village - The Gay Village is one of the busiest in Europe.

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Codex
January 15th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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Stroika
January 15th, 2010, 05:54 PM
Manchester looks like a pretty fun time. Honestly haven't heard too much positive about it (esp. from people I know from there), but it looks like it's worth a visit whenever I can get to the UK again -- and (crucially) have free time there ...

Alonzo-ny
January 15th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Strange, I hear almost entirely good things here. I'm not sure who is imparting their opinions but they would be in a minority. Manchester's reputation has certainly taken off in the last 5 years or so. It is quite fashionable these days. Obviously like any post-industrial British city it will have social problems and the council estates that also plague cities like Glasgow.

BrooklynRider
January 15th, 2010, 06:45 PM
I was in Manchester last year and I absolutely loved it. I think it suffers like NYC does at times, from the darker days of when it was on the skids. I'd definitely return.

Love the photos!

OmegaNYC
January 15th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Nice pictures! Manchester looks really interesting. To me, it looks like Lower Manhattan, Baltimore and a little touch of San Diego ( with the trolley cars ) put together. Now that is a wonderful mix.

Codex
January 18th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Manchester looks like a pretty fun time. Honestly haven't heard too much positive about it (esp. from people I know from there), but it looks like it's worth a visit whenever I can get to the UK again -- and (crucially) have free time there ...

People from Manchester generally shout about the city from the rooftops and are very proud of their city.

Manchester like a lot of British industrial cities such as Newcastle and Glasgow, has reinvented itself as a rather cool European city and this is reflected in discriptions of the city by renowned international guides such as Lonely Planet.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/northwest-england/manchester (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/northwest-england/manchester)

In terms of Manchester's resemblence to American cities, this is probably to do with the fact that Manchester is very much a city of the industrial revolution and grew rapidly during the same period as many American cities.

I suppose one of the great attributes cities such as Manchester and of course other industrial cities such as Liverpool and Leeds have is their abundance of red brick warehouses which are being converted in to apartments just as they have been in parts on NYC. Indeed Manchester has mile after mile of such warehouses. :)

Manchester

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Codex
January 19th, 2010, 11:54 AM
Manchester's China Town

http://www.restaurantsofmanchester.com/chinatown.htm

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Manchester's famous Rusholme Curry Mile

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Codex
January 19th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Manchester has substantial Polish, Irish, Jewish, Afro-Caribbean and Asian/Chinese communities.

Manchester's Italian Community

http://www.mia1888.org/mia-activities.shtml

http://www.manchester.com/community/italian/ancoats.php

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Codex
January 19th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Manchester has strong Irish connections. It has been estimated that around 35% of Manchester's population has some Irish ancestry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_migration_to_Great_Britain

Indeed the City has a 2 week Irish Festival centered around St Patrick's Day.

http://www.manchesteririshfestival.com/

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Codex
January 19th, 2010, 01:22 PM
Manchester Caribbean Carnival

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Stroika
January 20th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Great pics. Am now fully convinced I'd love to check out Mamucium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamucium). :D

Codex
January 20th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Manchester's growth in to a city occurred during the industrial revolution when the city and surrounds became known as Cottonopolis. For a period in time virtually all the cotton picked in places like America and India was taken to Manchester and the North West of England to be processed (hence the warehouses).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottonopolis

It was during this period that Manchester became a great industrial city, unlike cities such as London, which as the capital had been a centre of commerce and trade long before the industrial revolution.

Codex
January 20th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Chill Factore - Manchester

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Ice Skating & Ice Hockey in Manchester

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Codex
January 20th, 2010, 12:11 PM
Manchester's Shopping Mall, The Trafford Centre is one of the largest in Europe, although it's more like a work of art than a typical shopping Mall.

http://www.traffordcentre.co.uk/

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Codex
January 20th, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Codex
January 20th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Manchester Velodrome - part of Manchester's Sports City, a legacy from the 2002 Commonwealth Games, which Manchester hosted.

http://www.sportcity-manchester.com/pages/arena.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_in_Manchester

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Manchester is home to two of the richest and most famous sporting teams in the world.

Manchester United Football Club

http://www.manutd.com/ (http://www.manutd.com/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_United_F.C (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_United_F.C).

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Manchester City Football Club

http://www.mcfc.co.uk/ (http://www.mcfc.co.uk/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_City_F.C (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_City_F.C).

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Manchester is also home to Old Trafford Cricket Club, an International Test Ground and the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club

Old Trafford Cricket Ground

http://www.lccc.co.uk/ (http://www.lccc.co.uk/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Trafford_Cricket_Ground (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Trafford_Cricket_Ground)

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Old Trafford Cricket Ground Redevelopment

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Codex
January 21st, 2010, 11:26 AM
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/sbdtc/students/2007/robert_gardner/courses/conferences/manchester_university_logo.jpg

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/international/manchester/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/lifeinmanchester/education_hefe.shtml

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I don't think many people would want to volunteer to study late at the Universities John Rylands Library, especially alone.

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Chetham's Mediaeval Chained Library in Manchester

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetham's_Library

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Alonzo-ny
January 21st, 2010, 11:44 AM
Thanks for the pics Codex. Manchester is a really handsome city. I love the new civic offices.

Codex
January 21st, 2010, 03:04 PM
Cheers Alonzo-ny ;) :)

Couple more -

Manchester's new media-city at Salford Quays.

http://www.mediacityuk.co.uk/

Manchester Media-city Plans

http://www.wilkinsoneyre.com/projects/bbc-north.aspx?category=europe-and-russia (http://www.wilkinsoneyre.com/projects/bbc-north.aspx?category=europe-and-russia)

http://www.sheppardrobson.com/projects/page.cfm?projectID=100031

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/manchester/jpgs/mediacityuk_salford_07_5siteplan.jpg

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/manchester/jpgs/mediacityuk_salford_07_4interior.jpg

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http://www.e-architect.co.uk/manchester/jpgs/mediacityuk_salford_07_3day.jpg

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Media-city under Construction

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Salford University Office Development

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Salford Quays

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salford_Quays

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Spinningfields

http://www.spinningfieldsonline.com/spinningfields/index.jsp

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Green Quarter - Manchester

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New Footbridge linking Media City at Salford Quays and Trafford Quay

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Axis Tower (currently under construction) on Albion Street will have an LCD screen on its side measuring 51 metres.

http://www.axismanchester.com/ (http://www.axismanchester.com/)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_Tower)

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One New York Street (Mosley Street) is now reaching completion

http://www.bruntwood.co.uk/1nyst/office/

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Manchester First Street Development

http://www.colourmylife.com/ (http://www.colourmylife.com/)

http://www.fraserblair.com/projects.html (http://www.fraserblair.com/projects.html)

http://www.fraserblair.com/assets/images/projects/first-street-manchester-masterplan.jpg

http://www.nickgrayson.net/ssc/2009_06_24/IMG_8540%20copy.jpg

Another Manchester project under construction is Vantage Point

http://www.vantagepoint-manchester.co.uk/home.php (http://www.vantagepoint-manchester.co.uk/home.php)

http://www.vantagepoint-manchester.co.uk/images/zoom/day.jpg

http://www.vantagepoint-manchester.co.uk/images/zoom/night.jpg


Some major Manchester projects such as the Piccadilly Central Tower and Albany Crown Tower have faced delay due to the global economic downturn.

Piccadilly Central Tower

http://www.woodsbagot.com/en/Pages/PiccadillyCentralTower.aspx (http://www.woodsbagot.com/en/Pages/PiccadillyCentralTower.aspx)

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Albany Crown Tower

http://www.albanycrowne.com/ (http://www.albanycrowne.com/)

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/Pictures/web/f/p/y/albany_ready.jpg

However in September 2009, Benmore and InterContinental annouced that they would be collaborating on a new tower in Manchester.

http://www.benmoredevelopments.com/ (http://www.benmoredevelopments.com/)

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/business/s/1137220_30storey_tower_plan_for_theatre_royal (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/business/s/1137220_30storey_tower_plan_for_theatre_royal)

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/images/pics/2294IntercontinentalAndBenmoreSetForSkyscraper_pic 1.jpg

The New Co-operative building to be built beside the current Co-op in Manchester City Centre

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/manchester/cooperative_group_headquarters.htm

http://static.worldarchitecturenews.com/news_images/12735_2_Coop%20raised%20Shot_press.jpg

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Manchester's New Beetham Tower - the first 23 floors are a Hilton Hotel, with the 23rd Floor being home to the Cloud 23 Bar

http://www.hilton.co.uk/manchesterdeansgate (http://www.hilton.co.uk/manchesterdeansgate)

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View from the Beetham Tower showing people sunbathing on the balconies of the nearby 'Great North Tower'

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The Beetham Tower's 'Cloud 23' Bar, on the 23rd Floor

http://www.cloud23bar.com/

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The 'Cloud 23' Bar has a partial glass floor, this is due to the way the tower juts out half way up.

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Codex
January 21st, 2010, 07:42 PM
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Manchester Nightlife Guides -

http://www.manchesterbars.com/

http://www.manchesterad.com/clubs/clubs-by-area

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ailiaozhuren
January 22nd, 2010, 11:05 PM
i am a chinese,i like manchester,which is a great,beautiful,romantic city.

MidtownGuy
January 24th, 2010, 01:42 PM
I love the transformation of the old industrial buildings. Manchester looks very inviting.

Alonzo-ny
January 24th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Codex has the Old Trafford Cricket Club project been completed yet?

Codex
January 24th, 2010, 05:47 PM
The Old Trafford Cricket Ground is currently being redeveloped in phases, the last phase is due to be completed by 2013. :) ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Trafford_Cricket_Ground#Redevelopment_2003-2013

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Codex
January 24th, 2010, 06:13 PM
i am a chinese,i like manchester,which is a great,beautiful,romantic city.

Manchester has a vibrant Chinese community and many people in China and the Far East follow British football and know of Manchester due to it's famous football teams. :)


I love the transformation of the old industrial buildings. Manchester looks very inviting.

Manchester's transformation has seen a successful fusion of the old and new, and the city has acheived urban regeneration without sacrificing it's past heritage. :)

Codex
January 25th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Manchester Metrolink in the Snow.

http://www.metrolink.co.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Metrolink

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Stroika
January 25th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Urbis sent off: Manchester cultural hub to become football museum
Mark Brown
guardian.co.uk
Sunday 24 January 2010 15.27 GMT

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It has been innovative, eclectic and that rare thing: a post-millennium project success story. But now the finishing touches are being put to the final popular culture show at Manchester's Urbis – for the centre is about to be booted out for football.

Redundancy notices have gone out to two-thirds of the staff at the Manchester exhibition centre and the outgoing chief executive, Vaughan Allen, says the process has been akin to grieving.

"The thing is we haven't failed," Allen said. "Commercially, our current year will probably be our best ever trading year. It's very hard to say to people you've been a great success but we're going to make you redundant, we hope there will be a job for you in 12 to 18 months' time."

Urbis, it was generally felt, had found its feet. With 250,000 visitors a year coming to see its ever-changing self-curated shows on subjects ranging from Manga to video games to urban gardening, it was a success story.

That was not always the case. Urbis (Latin for "of the city") was built in 2002 and is easily one of the most visually striking buildings in Manchester, resembling a glass ski slope with an indoor funicular.

The original idea was for Urbis to be a museum of the city but few really knew what that meant. It became, like so many post-millennium projects, something of a white elephant. Four years ago, with the arrival of Allen, a former style journalist, that changed. "We banned the word museum. The word museum does mean things in cabinets, and we didn't have any," Allen said.

The focus shifted towards representing popular culture in all its forms – fashion, music, television, gardening and so on – and having lots of *changing shows that would be "zeitgeisty" and surprising. "We got to a point after a couple of years where we suddenly realised what we had created was a Sunday supplement," said Allen.

It seemed to be working: visitor numbers rose steadily and the place was popular with a young demographic group.

Then football came along. The National Museum of Football in Preston was in serious financial trouble and on the verge of closure. Its trustees approached Manchester city council, the main funders of Urbis, in the summer, and things moved quickly. After its final exhibition, the building will close to reopen as the new football museum in the summer 2011.

Urbis was working, its reputation was growing, people said, but times were tough and, in terms of public spending, would get tougher. Wouldn't football, in the long run, be more bankable?

There were arguments. Ken Hudson, leader at Preston city council, said the football museum trustees had "given two fingers" to the people of Preston and Lancashire. Artists and people working in the creative industries in Manchester also complained, setting up Facebook campaigns against it. But the lure of football won.

It will not be a case of just transplanting the Preston exhibits to Manchester in the hope more people will be interested in seeing them; lessons must "be learned", drawing on the way Urbis handled popular culture, said Allen.

However, he is rueful. He hopes a property developer will consider a new version of Urbis elsewhere in the city. Or even in other places in the UK.

"The real victory would be, in two or three years, eight, 10, 12 galleries in Britain looking at popular culture … it is ludicrous that there are no other galleries really supporting or showing it," said Allen. "We shied away from taking an academic approach to a subject and we liked doing stuff that was still alive and still happening, and I think that's an attitude that will go over to football." The new football museum will certainly have enough subjects, Preston being home to both the Fifa and FA collections.

Meanwhile, in the centre's main galleries, Urbis' head of creative programmes, Pollyanna Clayton-Stamm, is leading the mad rush to prepare the final show, a display on the "best of Urbis". Downstairs the hip-hop show continues, and upstairs a nostalgic look at Manchester TV is busy with people lounging on sofas watching Shameless, and Coronation Street.

Clayton-Stamm and her team will be working at the football museum. "I do have mixed feelings," she said. "But I am looking forward to it. There is a huge potential with football and we'll be bringing an Urbis take to it. We're going out on a high. Walking in to Urbis this morning and seeing all the galleries filled with exhibitions is an immense feeling, I'm so proud of what we have achieved."

In his notes for the final exhibition Allen refers to the best popular culture being "of the moment and short". He said: "You should always end with the public wanting more. The Jesus and Mary Chain got it right, they never played for more than 30 minutes."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/jan/24/urbis-manchester-cultural-football-museum

Codex
January 26th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Cheers Stroika :);)

Codex
January 26th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Manchester Evening News Arena - Capacity 23,000

http://www.men-arena.com/arena/?page_id=73

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Evening_News_Arena

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Manchester Central Conference Centre (GMEX)

http://www.manchestercentral.co.uk/

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Codex
January 26th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Manchester is also home to two national mainline rail stations

Manchester Piccadilly Station

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Manchester Victoria Station

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Codex
January 26th, 2010, 02:26 PM
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Codex
January 26th, 2010, 03:47 PM
M60 - Manchester Orbital Motorway (Beltway)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M60_motorway

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Codex
January 26th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Manchester is home to a major international Airport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Airport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Airport)

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Codex
January 26th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Manchester Ship Canal - Manchester is an inland city, so in order to allow ships to travel to the city a canal was built (opened 1894) from the Port of Liverpool. The ships were unloaded at Salford Quays, wich is currently undergoing massive redevelopment, but which still caters for some shipping.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Ship_Canal

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Codex
January 27th, 2010, 01:00 AM
LAST PICTURE - GOODBYE AND BEST WISHES


MANCHESTER


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Codex
February 12th, 2010, 09:26 AM
Madchester: the resurrection


Manchester's new Hašienda has opened. Benjamin Halligan attends and finds much more than the ghosts of Tony Wilson and Happy Mondays

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/madchester--the-resurrection-1896928.html

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The News FAC251 Nightclub on the former Factory Records Site in Manchester

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The Hacienda club now a luxury apartment block

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