Category Archives: at risk – going, going, gone?

Chemnitz 1995

Karl-Marx-Stadt: white tights, Trabants and all

Chemnitz / Karl-Marx-Stadt / Chemnitz “Well, l have to go to a circus in Karl-Marx-Stadt.” says Roger Moore’s James Bond in Octopussy. Well, I went to Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1995 and there was no circus, but Kenny Ball and his Jazz Men

Chemnitz 1995

Karl-Marx-Stadt: white tights, Trabants and all

Chemnitz / Karl-Marx-Stadt / Chemnitz “Well, l have to go to a circus in Karl-Marx-Stadt.” says Roger Moore’s James Bond in Octopussy. Well, I went to Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1995 and there was no circus, but Kenny Ball and his Jazz Men

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The ruination of the Renold

RENOLD BUILDING, W A GIBBON OF CRUICKSHANK & SEWARD, 1962 (former UMIST Campus) Strikingly beautiful with its distinctive concertina wall and the 1968 Victor Pasmore mural Metamorphosis running the length of the lower level of the grand duplex entrance, a

renoldintjhale before

The ruination of the Renold

RENOLD BUILDING, W A GIBBON OF CRUICKSHANK & SEWARD, 1962 (former UMIST Campus) Strikingly beautiful with its distinctive concertina wall and the 1968 Victor Pasmore mural Metamorphosis running the length of the lower level of the grand duplex entrance, a

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Campaigners Force Government Inquiry into Public Space in Manchester

The Library Walk Public Inquiry takes place at The Council Chamber in Manchester Town Hall 10am October 21st/ 22nd and is open for the public to attend – please join us to show the strength of our opposition! Background information

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Campaigners Force Government Inquiry into Public Space in Manchester

The Library Walk Public Inquiry takes place at The Council Chamber in Manchester Town Hall 10am October 21st/ 22nd and is open for the public to attend – please join us to show the strength of our opposition! Background information

2012-09-11 19.02.12

Save Library Walk!

Some of you may recall the fight for Library Walk, one of the most precious places in Manchester (oh! those sensuous curves!) being nothing if not tenacious the fight ain’t over and we have a very real chance of a

2012-09-11 19.02.12

Save Library Walk!

Some of you may recall the fight for Library Walk, one of the most precious places in Manchester (oh! those sensuous curves!) being nothing if not tenacious the fight ain’t over and we have a very real chance of a

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Fried Egg Shelled

Originally posted on Toastrack:
In 1996, Manchester-based architects MBLA transformed the ‘Poached Egg’ from assembly hall to library. This is how it happened…   Further reading: Down The Aisles, Along The Titles        

Fried Egg 1

Fried Egg Shelled

Originally posted on Toastrack:
In 1996, Manchester-based architects MBLA transformed the ‘Poached Egg’ from assembly hall to library. This is how it happened…   Further reading: Down The Aisles, Along The Titles        

Latz and Partner Proposal

‘Theatre of Memory’

by Matthew Steele Following the removal of the Peace Gardens and Ian Simpson’s controversial proposals for Library Walk and No 2 St. Peter’s Square, the dismantling of the Garden of Remembrance (1947-49) by Leonard Cecil Howitt, Manchester’s former City Architect,

Latz and Partner Proposal

‘Theatre of Memory’

by Matthew Steele Following the removal of the Peace Gardens and Ian Simpson’s controversial proposals for Library Walk and No 2 St. Peter’s Square, the dismantling of the Garden of Remembrance (1947-49) by Leonard Cecil Howitt, Manchester’s former City Architect,

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Garden of Remembrance

 by Matthew Steele Image photographed by the author. Laid out on the site of the James Wyatt’s Church of St. Peter, built 1788-1794 and demolished in 1907[1], the Garden of Remembrance was designed in 1947 by Manchester’s former City Architect,

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Garden of Remembrance

 by Matthew Steele Image photographed by the author. Laid out on the site of the James Wyatt’s Church of St. Peter, built 1788-1794 and demolished in 1907[1], the Garden of Remembrance was designed in 1947 by Manchester’s former City Architect,