This "Hideous" New Manchester Skyscraper Has Got Everybody Talking
What do we think of this?
Manchester is changing rapidly.
And that’s largely down to the amount of massive buildings that are going up across the City Centre and beyond.
The Hilton used to be the only noteworthy element of Manchester skyline that you’d see from a distance. But soon the amount of skyscrapers seen from afar will be in the double digits.
And there’s a recently finished development that’s kicking up a bit of a fuss on Twitter.
Pause, take a deep breath, and have a look at the below.
Eamon Cannife, an Architectural Academic and Urbanist according to his Twitter bio, isn’t impressed with the latest addition to Manchester’s City Centre.
And he’s not the only one.
Beige buildings are just beyond my comprehension. Have they not seen the Arndale? And those beige washouts at Pomona? What a depressing colour.— Skyliner (@skylinermcr) January 6, 2019
Anne Tucker takes things a step further.
There are some people fighting for the building’s, and presumably the architect’s, corner though.
Actually don't mind the cladding, it doesn't photograph so well but it's that wonderful stuff that changes colour as you move by. Lovely hues of sunset colours.— Andrew Adshead (@Andrewnotmatt) January 6, 2019
Suddenly I understand - they designed it to reflect blue skies, but this is Manchester, so it comes out pushed towards the drab brown part of the spectrum instead! Have to admit I do like it though, apart from the horrible advertising screen tacked on the front.— Bobble Bardsley (@bobblebardsley) January 7, 2019
One thing is for certain - it’s got people talking about the massive changes happening in our city.
What do you think? An eye soar? Or innovation at its finest?