List of tallest buildings and structures in Manchester

List of tallest buildings and structures in Manchester

This list of the tallest buildings and structures in Manchester ranks skyscrapers, structures and towers in the City of Manchester, England by height. Manchester is a major city and regional capital with a population of 441,200.Cite web|url=|title=Mid-2006 population estimates for the United Kingdom|accessdate=2007-06-29|publisher=Office for National Statistics|year=2007|format=XLS] It is historically notable for being the world’s first industrialised citycite book|title='Manchester: A History'| url=|last=Kidd|first=Alan|date=2006|publisher=Carnegie Publishing Ltd| location=Lancaster, Lancashire|isbn=1859361285
cite book|title=Tradition in Action. The historical evolution of the Greater Manchester County|last=Frangopulo|first=Nicholas|date=1977|publisher=EP Publishing|location=Wakefield|isbn=0715812033
Cite web|url=|title=Manchester United in Celebration of City|accessdate=2006-12-18|publisher=European Structural Funding|year=2002] and the subsequent central role it played during the Industrial Revolution. Manchester City Centre, the location of most of Manchester's tallest buildings and structures, is a regional central business district,cite web|url= |title=The Greater Manchester Area and its Regional Context |author=Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority ||accessdate=2007-04-11 |date= ] at the centre of the wider Greater Manchester Urban Area which has a population of 2,240,230.Cite web|url=|title=Key Statistics for urban areas in England and Wales|accessdate=2007-06-29||year=2001|author=United Kingdom Census 2001]

The list includes the year of completion for completed buildings, the height in metres and feet and the current usage of the building. The tallest building in the United Kingdom outside of London, the city's Beetham Tower, was completed in October 2006. It is 47 storeys and convert|169|m|ft|0 high and consists of residential apartments and a Hilton hotel. On the list of tallest structures are the 19th century Manchester Town Hall and the Refuge Assurance Building (now more commonly known as the Palace Hotel) from the early 20th century.

One of the first proposed skyscrapers in the city was the Quay Street Tower, projected to be completed in 1948, which would have stood at convert|110|m|ft|0 and would have been the tallest tower in Europe.Cite web|url=|title=Quay Street Tower|accessdate=2008-02-06|] The proposal was rejected as it was said to be inconsiderate, as much of the city was still rebuilding after the Manchester Blitz of the Second World War. Most of Manchester's current towers were built during the 1960s and 1970s, including the convert|118|m|ft|0|adj=on CIS Tower which was the tallest building in Europe for a short time, and for 43 years the UK's tallest building outside London.Cite web|url=|title=Solar Tower - The largest solar project in the UK - History|accessdate=2008-02-06|publisher=Co-operative Insurance Society]

In the last few years there has been a renewed interest in building skyscrapers in Manchester and other cities in Britain.Cite web|url=|title=Reborn cities strut in skyscraper spree|accessdate=2008-02-06|publisher=The Times|date=2007-09-18|author=Robert Booth] Residential, hotel and office developments are under construction or have recently been built in the city centre including the Beetham Tower.Cite web|url=|title=A cut above: high rise living is back|accessdate=2008-02-06||date=2004-11-24|author=Yakub Qureshi] A taller 58-storey, convert|188|m|ft|0|adj=on, building near Piccadilly Station, known as the Piccadilly Tower (previously known as Inacity Tower), has begun construction;Cite web|url=|title=Work Starts On Piccadilly Tower|accessdate=2008-02-06||date=2008-01-29] a 44-storey building close by called the Albany Crown Tower has been approved.Cite web|url=|title=City towers aim higher and higher|accessdate=2008-02-06|publisher=Manchester Evening News|date=10-05-2007|author=Paul R Taylor] Other high-rise buildings have been approved or are proposed for Manchester.


Tallest completed buildings

The tallest completed buildings above convert|50|m|ft|0|lk=on, as of the beginning of 2008, in Manchester are listed below.Cite web|url=|title=Manchester's tallest buildings|accessdate=2008-02-03|] Cite web|url=|title=Manchester Tallest skyscrapers|accessdate=2008-02-03|publisher=Emporis] Buildings that have been demolished are not included.


ee also

*Architecture of Manchester
*Grade I listed buildings in Greater Manchester
*List of tallest buildings and structures in Salford
*List of tallest structures in the United Kingdom


External links

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