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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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anubis

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Looks strange not having PALACE letters up now. ;(
 

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