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Manchester Town Hall

Albert Square
Manchester ENG United Kingdom

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1868
  Finished1877
Building Uses
 - city hall
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - clock
 - tower
Architectural Style
 - gothic

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof286 ft

Description
Architect: Alfred Waterhouse

Manchester's tallest building from 1877-1962, when the CIS Tower was completed.

During August 2003, the clock hands were removed from three sides of the tower for maintenance for the first time in the building's history.

The Town Hall's 8 story extension was officially opened by King George VI in 1938.

Out of the 136 designs proposed, this one was chosen as it it was the most practical for the triangular site.

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