modsocs A-Z of modern manchester

modsocs A-Z of modern manchester

A-Z

an alphabet of 20th century greater manchester architecture, from the manchester modernist society. in regular instalments from aldine to zochonis.

E is for Elizabeth House

EPosted by Jack Hale Fri, September 21, 2012 13:42:50
Cruikshank & Seward

St Peters Square, M2 3DE

1960.

grubby, derelict and long derided for its 'cheap finish', Lizzy House (RIP), famous for serving generations of students generous helpings of Pancakes and fried chicken, was finally demolished this year to make way for yet another 'signature' office tower, part of the much vaunted yet hotly contentious Peter Square revamp.

delicate, assymetrical with interesting stairs & a delicate rooftop, all balanced on slim mosaic tiled columns, this was a shy beauty which always deserved a second more sympathetic glance. and a sympathetic refurb....

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