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The Civil Justice Centre, corner of Bridge Street and Gartside Street.
Opened on 24 October 2007, the Manchester Civil Justice Centre is the biggest court complex to be built in the UK since the Royal Courts of Justice were constructed in London between 1868-82.
On completion it had the largest glass wall in Europe: a 63m by 60m cavity glass wall as a façade along its western edge supported by sixty metre high triangular atrium columns all suspended from the 11-storey atrium roof.
The floors cantilever up to 15 metres from the building’s columns creating what the architect has dubbed “fingers”, a feature that gives the building some distinctive interior space.
Architects Denton Corker Marshall won Australia’s most prestigious architecture prize – the Royal Australian Institute of Architects National Awards (RAIA) Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture for designing this building.
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This magnificent erection is the statue of Neptune which stands on the parapet of Ship Canal House in King Street, once the banking centre of the north of England. The building was commissioned in the 1920s by the Manchester Ship Canal Company as its headquarters.
The decorations put up for the recent Chinese New Year juxtapose rather well against the Town Hall in Albert Square.
This was taken after an excellent lunch at the Slug & Lettuce.
An excellent venue for a liquid lunch.