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Report - principal clock tower, Manchester - March 2017


RJMmcr

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The Principal Hotel occupies the Refuge Insurance Building on Oxford Road and Whitworth Street. It is infact two building, Building 1 by Alfred Waterhouse (the architect of the Town Hall) and Building 2 by his son Paul. Surmounted by the 217 foot tall clock tower, this has always been a Manchester landmark. Alfred Waterhouse completed Building 1 in 1895 and Paul completed Building 2 in 1912. It was further extended along Whitworth Street by Stanley Birkett in 1932.

Until November of 2017 it was known as the Palace Hotel but, following a refurbishment that is said to hgave cost in excess of £25M, it reopened as the Principal Hotel. The somewhat iconic red "PALACE" sign that had stood near the top of the clock tower for many years was replaced with a rather more discrete white "PRINCIPAL" sign. The new name is also displayed at street level along Oxford Road.

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This was one that i always wanted to do, looking out towards oxford road station during sunset made it so worth it
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the view from inside
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down oxford road
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there they are!!!
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this has to be one of my favourite things in Manchester. seeing the insides of such a beautiful feature on the Manchester skyline.
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and then it was time to wrap it up after watching an epic sunset
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jowenowen

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Walk past this every day! Amazing to see it from that perspective, beautiful shots! Have inspired me to get my camera out!
 

urbanexplore2100

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The Principal Hotel occupies the Refuge Insurance Building on Oxford Road and Whitworth Street. It is infact two building, Building 1 by Alfred Waterhouse (the architect of the Town Hall) and Building 2 by his son Paul. Surmounted by the 217 foot tall clock tower, this has always been a Manchester landmark. Alfred Waterhouse completed Building 1 in 1895 and Paul completed Building 2 in 1912. It was further extended along Whitworth Street by Stanley Birkett in 1932.

Until November of 2017 it was known as the Palace Hotel but, following a refurbishment that is said to hgave cost in excess of £25M, it reopened as the Principal Hotel. The somewhat iconic red "PALACE" sign that had stood near the top of the clock tower for many years was replaced with a rather more discrete white "PRINCIPAL" sign. The new name is also displayed at street level along Oxford Road.

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This was one that i always wanted to do, looking out towards oxford road station during sunset made it so worth it
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the view from inside
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down oxford road
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there they are!!!
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this has to be one of my favourite things in Manchester. seeing the insides of such a beautiful feature on the Manchester skyline.
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and then it was time to wrap it up after watching an epic sunset
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How do you get in there as when I went I couldn’t find the entrance
 

Yorrick

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How do you get in there as when I went I couldn’t find the entrance
Welcome to 28DL.

Have a read of these two threads, they'll show you how things work on the forum -

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/new-members-dos-and-donts-read-this-before-posting.113090/

https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/28-days-later-survival-guide-for-newbies.116319/

...then put your location in the search bar and post some reports of places you've been so people know you're genuine, that way they're more likely to get in touch. That's also the best way to become a full member
 

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