places/travel List of Famous Manchester Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Manchester skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Manchester architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Manchester are included on this list. Information about these Manchester buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Manchester and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing contains buildings like Currier Museum of Art and Urbis.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Manchester?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Manchester. Famous architectural houses within the city of Manchester are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.

1 Spinningfields is a proposed 90m office tower which would be located in the Spinningfields district of Manchester city centre, Manchester in the United Kingdom. The development was previously known as 1 Hardman Square which was a 140 metre skyscraper but was cancelled in 2009. The development was ...more

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City/Town: Manchester, England

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3 Hardman Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Manchester Buildings & Structures
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3 Hardman Street


3 Hardman Street is a 16-storey high-rise tower in Spinningfields in Manchester, England. The 75 metre office building is the second tallest building in the Spinningfields area to the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, which is five metres taller. It currently is the sixth tallest building in ...more

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City/Town: Manchester, England

Opened: Jan 01 2007

Structural Height (m): 75.0

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Alan Turing Building is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Manchester Buildings & Structures
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Alan Turing Building


The Alan Turing Building, named after the mathematician and founder of computer science Alan Turing, is a building at the University of Manchester, in Manchester, England. It houses the School of Mathematics, the Photon Science Institute and the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. The building is ...more

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City/Town: Manchester, England

Floors: 5

Architecture Firm: Sheppard^! Robson and Partners

Created By: Sheppard Robson

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Alpheus Gay House


The Alpheus Gay House is a historic house at 184 Myrtle Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. Built c. 1870 by Alpheus Gay, a local building contractor, this 2-1/2 story wood frame house is one of the state's most elaborate Italianate houses. It has complex massing, a roofline studded with paired ...more

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City/Town: Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Style: Italian Villa

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Ash Street School


The Ash Street School is a historic schoolhouse in Manchester, New Hampshire. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975. The school occupies the city block bounded by Ash, Bridge, Maple, and Pearl Streets. ...more

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City/Town: Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Style: Second Empire

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Axis Tower is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Manchester Buildings & Structures
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Axis is a tower approved for construction in Manchester city centre, Manchester, England. The tower has had two iterations, one as a stalled construction project which was cancelled due to the Great Recession in 2008, and the other as a speculative residential which was announced in 2014. If ...more

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City/Town: Manchester, England

Opened: Jan 01 2007

Structural Height (m): 68.0

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Barton Arcade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Manchester Buildings & Structures
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Barton Arcade


Barton Arcade is a Victorian shopping arcade in Manchester, England, located between Deansgate and St Ann's Square. The arcade was listed as a Grade II* listed building on the 25 January 1972. The listing includes the "block of shops and offices enclosing the arcades." It was constructed by Corbett, ...more

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City/Town: Manchester, England

Opened: Jan 01 1871

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Beetham Tower, Manchester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Manchester Buildings & Structures
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Beetham Tower is a landmark 47-storey mixed-use skyscraper in Manchester, England. Completed in 2006, it is named after its developers, the Beetham Organisation, and was designed by Ian Simpson. The development, which occupies a narrow plot of land at the top of Deansgate, was proposed in July 2003 ...more

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City/Town: Manchester, England

Opened: Jan 01 2006

Structural Height (m): 157.0

Floors: 48

Architecture Firm: Ian Simpson Architects

Created By: Ian Simpson

Style: Modern architecture

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