I’m ready for the influx of new tall buildings planned for Manchester. I have photographed all the sites as they are now and will return to the sites as work progresses over the next few years. For the initial images, it will be a case of spot the space where the building will go and look at all the empty sky!
The first building to be featured is the proposed Albany Crown Tower, which will comprise 44 floors. To be built on the site of the derelict former Department of Employment building on Aytoun Street in Central Manchester. The building currently located there was featured as Manchester Architecture #48, a little while ago.
Financial difficulties it seems have delayed the start of works, demolition of the existing building was planned for 2006 with the new tower expected to be completed during 2008. As is plain to see, the old building still remains.
For information on the new building, the developers have a website full of information – Albany Crown.