Decades Apart – Original Painting
About the Image:
The forground building was Manchester Central Railway station closed in the 1960’s with Mr Beeching’s reforms and left to rot for over a decade. Eventually it was renovated, transforming into the Gmex now Manchester Central. The building in the background is Beetham Tower, a building that attracts attention. Personally I think it looks ready to topple, especially when you look at it end on. Obviously, the architects and engineers knew what they were doing because it hasn’t and it has been there a while now.
Seeing these two buildings adjacent to one another like this I cannot help but draw comparisons. One was a product of 19th Century engineering and the other of their 21st Century counterparts.
Literally Decades apart, yet they could both have been built now.
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