Deansgate Manchester – Buildings Photos

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Deansgate Manchester : Buildings

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Deansgate Buildings

Manchester building photos © Adrian Welch 2006:

View along Deansgate:

View north along Deansgate from south end:
Deansgate Buildings

Deansgate building : John Rylands Library
John Rylands Library

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Beetham Tower – Tallest residential tower in Europe
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Beetham Tower

Manchester Hilton Hotel

Ian Simpson

Location: Deansgate, Manchester, Northwest England, UK

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Deansgate is part of the A56: it runs roughly north–south in a near straight route in the western part of the city centre and is the longest road in the city centre at over one mile long.

It is one of the city’s oldest thoroughfares. In Roman times its route passed close to the Roman fort of Mamucium and led from the River Medlock where there was a ford and the road to Deva (Chester).

Along its length were several civilian buildings and a mansion in the vicinity of the Hilton Hotel. Part of it was called Aldport Lane from Saxon times. (Aldport was the Saxon name for Castlefield.) Until the 1730s the area was rural but became built up after the development of a quay on the river.

The road is named after the lost River Dene, which may have flowed along the Hanging Ditch connecting the River Irk to the River Irwell, at the street’s northern end. (“Gate” derives from the Norse gata, meaning way).

By the late 19th century Deansgate was an area of varied uses: its northern end had shopping and substantial office buildings while further south were slums and a working class area around St John’s Church. From Peter Street southwards the eastern side was dominated by the viaducts of the Great Northern and Manchester South Junction Railways, while the Rochdale Canal crossed below Deansgate to connect with the other waterways beyond. In the late 20th century Deansgate was home to the head office of the Manchester Evening News newspaper, now replaced by part of the Spinningfields development.
Source: wikipedia

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JS Bach Chamber Music Hall – temporary architectural installation that later moved to Amsterdam in The Netherlands
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
JS Bach Chamber Music Hall Manchester

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