A spectacular range of architectural styles makes Manchester's skyline a sight to behold
A spectacular range of architectural styles makes Manchester’s skyline a sight to behold. Modern, Contemporary, Georgian, Roman and Gothic, Manchester has it all.
The City of Manchester is a product of the Industrial Revolution, and is known for its Original Modern approach to architecture. Noted for its warehouses, cotton mills, viaducts and canals, it is clear that Manchester was a city that produced and traded goods on a grand scale.
Historically, Manchester as the birthplace of both the first true canal and railway station used to transport goods during the Industrial Revolution. The Manchester Liverpool Road Station helped to propel the city into wealth during the Victorian Era, and the architecture across the city is still proof of that today.
Some of the impressive to note include the John Rylands Library, the neo-gothic Town Hall, and Manchester Cathedral. Following the 1996 IRA bombing, a huge regeneration project took place across the city bringing with it a whole host of impressive and modern building work.
In 2006, the Beetham Tower on Deansgate was completed and still stands as the tallest building in the UK outside of London.