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Report - Rylands & Sons Warehouse (Debenhams), Manchester – May 2010

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  1. Gone

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    Rylands & Sons Warehouse (Debenhams), Manchester – May 2010

    Visited with Rookie, NickUK, Appo & JimmyHalfway.

    After some banter on another rooftop and JimmyHalfway pretending to be scared of escalators we hit this rooftop up along with the Top floor, One of the Domes and a few Small Corridors.

    We were lucky as we were on the only floor that was un-alarmed but once on the roof the views and the building itself made up for the effort.

    The Rylands Building which is now a grade two listed building was designed by Harry S. Fairhurst and construction to completion was over a 3 year time period (1929-1932).

    This building was one of the last Manchester cotton warehouses to be built, Along with its ‘Modern for its time’ style it was and still is a fantastic looking building.

    The history for this building is pretty scarce but its worth noting the massive radio mast that was once on the roof. The base is still intact sitting above seven floors with three/four of these used by Debenhams.

    In the 1950’s the warehouse was converted to a department store for Paulden's whose own store, Close to The Manchester School of Art had been destroyed by fire.

    Paulden’s had been taken over by Debenhams in 1928 and has remained the same till this present day.

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    Appo, Rookie, JimmyHalfway, NickUK & Gone.

    This was a pretty sick explore and we didn’t expect the Empty floors/Glass domes.

    Thanks for Looking, Gone...
     
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  2. Appo

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    Crackin' report Gone

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    Very interesting features both inside and out. :thumb
     
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    Big up to the lads for suggesting and nailing this one :) I really didn't think we would succeed with this one, especially when we got collared off that guy and used jimmy as an excuse :) But what a minter this was! This is definately the best rooftop i have done!
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    Thanks for looking... Nick.
     
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