Saturday, 15 April 2017

Looking for the Urbis which became a museum

Now I have always been a fan of the Urbis Centre.

Its bold design and pleasing shape adds a lot to what was a dreary car park.

I maintain and maintain most strongly that it fits well with the open space it stands beside.

But here is one of those pictures from the 1980s taken by John Casey, and the Centre is no where to be seen.

Such is change.

Location; Manchester

Picture;  the car park, circa 1980s, from the c
ollection of John Casey


  1. But what was there before the 80s car park?

  2. Wikipedia has the answer:
    After Victoria station was built in the 1860s, the site housed travellers, hotels and shops until urban planning in the 1980s, demolished the hotel which faced south on Fennel Street and the Corn Exchange. The site was used as a car park until the regeneration of Manchester city centre.