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  • Jeremy Roussak
    Jeremy Roussak
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    on: October 24, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Manchester, UK. Thoughts?

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    Jeremy

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Reply #1 on: October 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Lovely study. Victorian?
    It is quite a remarkable piece of structural & decorative detail. Can you imagine the conversation between the designing engineer and the  Manchester city worthy who had to approve the construction budget? The outcome today would be less certain I suspect.

    Jeremy Roussak
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    Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021 at 10:44 am

    I’m not sure, Chris, but I expect it is.

    You’re right. The Victorians cared about beauty in public work, even if it wasn’t going to be seen. One wonderful example is this:

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    which is a sewerage pump room (see this article).

    Jeremy

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Reply #3 on: October 25, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Abandoned, vandalized and ignored until its restoration, that is quite a story. At least we have the will and the pocket to restore even if we do not or dare not emulate.

    Eric Myrvaagnes
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    Reply #4 on: October 25, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    The Sewerage Pump Room is truly a classic, Jeremy. Thanks for sharing that bit of architectural history.
    -Eric

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #5 on: October 25, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I’d love to visit that place.

     

    Kevin Raber
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