From post-war ‘bin angels’ to pioneering Art Deco buildings Hayley Flynn of Skyliner reveals the unusual urban history of Manchester
When Tony [Wilson] mentioned to me a book with a sandpaper cover that violently damaged your other books, I thought, ‘Yes, that’s a powerful, iconoclastic gesture.’
Taken from the article: “The Infamous, Sandpaper Cover of The Return of the Durutti Column" by Louis Pattison
Manchester Victoria station facade 1982
For a short period in 1982, the superb 1904 facade of Manchester Victoria station could be seen almost in its entirety for the first time ever and quite possibly the last. Hemmed in by Victorian buildings since construction, cleaning of the station’s facade in 1979 and subsequent clearance of the area made this shot possible. The Urbis building now stands on the spot from where the photograph was taken, while the outline of the station is marred by the MEN Arena’s brutal design.