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Architecture

ARCHITECTURE: Pooley's Houses, Hussars…The Good, The Average And The Ugly:…ARCHITECTURE: North Tower/High…EXAMINED: Does The New Whitworth Art…

ARCHITECTURE: Pooley's Houses, Hussars And Balls

Jonathan Schofield's, the good, the standard, the ugly of MCR architecture

The Good, The Average And The Ugly: Lumpy Concrete Art

Jonathan Schofield goes concrete caressing in the city and finds brutal beautiful

ARCHITECTURE: North Tower/Highland House

Jonathan Schofield's The Good, The Standard, The Ugly

EXAMINED: Does The New Whitworth Art Gallery Work?

Phil Griffin enjoys a loving embrace on Oxford Road
ARCHITECTURE: Pooley's Houses, Hussars And BallsARCHITECTURE: Pooley's Houses, Hussars And BallsJonathan Schofield's, the good, the standard, the ugly of MCR architecture
The Good, The Average And The Ugly: Lumpy Concrete ArtThe Good, The Average And The Ugly: Lumpy Concrete ArtJonathan Schofield goes concrete caressing in the city and finds brutal beautiful
ARCHITECTURE: North Tower/Highland HouseARCHITECTURE: North Tower/Highland HouseJonathan Schofield's The Good, The Standard, The Ugly
EXAMINED: Does The New Whitworth Art Gallery Work?EXAMINED: Does The New Whitworth Art Gallery Work?Phil Griffin enjoys a loving embrace on Oxford Road
The Good, The Standard, The Ugly: Mechanics’ InstituteThe Good, The Standard, The Ugly: Mechanics’…Jonathan Schofield, The End of History, Marxists, TUC and a quite splendid building
MCR Town Hall Clock Tower: Does It Look Wrong?MCR Town Hall Clock Tower: Does It Look Wrong?Jonathan Schofield reveals how it took several attempts to get the tower right
The Good, The Standard and the Ugly: The Square with No NameThe Good, The Standard and the Ugly: The Square wi…Jonathan Schofield finds a titleless public space in the city and wonders whether we should name it
When Demolition Makes Sense: MCR's Palatine BuildingWhen Demolition Makes Sense: MCR's Palatine BuildingChetham's Library explores an old and faded landmark
Stirling Prize: Manchester v LiverpoolStirling Prize: Manchester v LiverpoolPhil Griffin and two excellent NW nominations
Beautiful MCR View v Ugly Pointless BlockageBeautiful MCR View v Ugly Pointless BlockageJonathan Schofield and the good, the bad and the lovely
Manchester Architecture Part TwoManchester Architecture Part TwoJonathan Schofield continues with a general over-view of the region’s architecture: this time covering the nineteenth century
Event At The Surprising Sacred Trinity, SalfordEvent At The Surprising Sacred Trinity, SalfordJonathan Schofield, Amnesty International and the saddest story
Manchester Architecture Part ThreeManchester Architecture Part ThreeConfidential concludes its general over-view of the region’s architecture: this time from the Ship Canal to the present day
Manchester Architecture Part OneManchester Architecture Part OneJonathan Schofield begins a general over-view of the region’s architecture, starting with the period up to 1800
Up In Arms: Manchester's Badge On BuildingsUp In Arms: Manchester's Badge On BuildingsJonathan Schofield looks up and around
Three Central Libraries Judged: MCR, Liverpool, BrumThree Central Libraries Judged: MCR, Liverpool, BrumPhil Griffin decides which of the three great re-opened libraries comes out top
Manchester Central Library Is Back: GalleryManchester Central Library Is Back: GalleryJonathan Schofield and the most important cultural refurbishment for years
The Good, The Standard, The Ugly: Theatre RoyalThe Good, The Standard, The Ugly: Theatre RoyalJonathan Schofield, Take That, Charles Dickens and a bad bard
The Good, the Standard and the Ugly: the 1830 railway viaductThe Good, the Standard and the Ugly: the 1830 railway…Jonathan Schofield loves one of Manchester’s few Grade 1 listed structures...and its stalactites
Anglican Cathedral: The High Point Of LiverpoolAnglican Cathedral: The High Point Of LiverpoolSue Kelbrick thought she knew the city until she got reconnected with the Grade I masterpiece on St James Mount
The Great (Small) Wall Of China (Manchester)The Great (Small) Wall Of China (Manchester)Real Roman Relic In Rail-arch Relegation
Concretopia Reviewed: A Big Book About ModernismConcretopia Reviewed: A Big Book About ModernismPhil Griffin on John Grindrod's love song to concrete
The Good, the Standard and the Ugly: Manchester’s city wallsThe Good, the Standard and the Ugly:…Jonathan Schofield likes a rigid column of papyrus rearing up in front of him
Ice Lab at MOSIIce Lab at MOSIArchitecture and science in Antarctica exhibition heads up Science Festival
The Good, the Standard and the Ugly: the Bridgewater HallThe Good, the Standard and the Ugly: the Bridgewater HallJonathan Schofield and Manchester’s concert hall, is it good enough?
New Hotel For Manchester: Bye Bye Employment ExchangeNew Hotel For Manchester: Bye Bye Employment ExchangeJonathan Schofield likes the distinctive but doomed Employment Exchange
The Good, The Standard and The Ugly: Knott Mill BridgeThe Good, The Standard and The Ugly: Knott Mill BridgeJonathan Schofield on a well-hidden primary route
View Of The Week: Irwell Street Bridge And BeyondView Of The Week: Irwell Street Bridge And BeyondJonathan Schofield takes to the waters
View Of The Week: Inside St Peter'sView Of The Week: Inside St Peter'sJonathan Schofield sits with Royalty and admires the vistas and voices
Manchester View Of The Week: Bars, Lawns, Brothels, Summer HousesManchester View Of The Week: Bars, Lawns, Brothels, Summer…Jonathan Schofield takes a look out of the window
The Good, the Standard and the Ugly: Wooden settsThe Good, the Standard and the Ugly: Wooden settsJonathan Schofield finds something odd in the middle of the road
The Good, the Standard, the Ugly: MCR’s Arts & Craft TypefaceThe Good, the Standard, the Ugly: MCR’s Arts & Craft…Jonathan Schofield reads the script about a Jubilee - plus guided tour
March Madness Tours - Inside Manchester BuildingsMarch Madness Tours - Inside Manchester BuildingsJonathan Schofield's March Lunchtime Excursions
The Good, The Standard, The Ugly: the Tree of RemembranceThe Good, The Standard, The Ugly: the Tree of RemembranceJonathan Schofield things a tree is better than an old queen
The Good, The Standard,The Ugly: The Royal ExchangeThe Good, The Standard,The Ugly: The Royal ExchangeJonathan Schofield loves the contrast between the old and new in the biggest room in the city
The Good, the Standard and the Ugly: Abraham LincolnThe Good, the Standard and the Ugly: Abraham LincolnJonathan Schofield and an Oscar inspiring US President in Manchester
The Good, the Average and the Ugly: The Anteroom, Town Hall ExtensionThe Good, the Average and the Ugly: The Anteroom, Town Hall…Jonathan Schofield gets excited about the design of the anteroom and should be arrested
The Good, The Standard, The Ugly: Dial House, SalfordThe Good, The Standard, The Ugly: Dial House, SalfordJonathan Schofield looks at the thinnest Roman temple in the world on the strangest of buildings
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I started work at Dial House in 1946, as a trainee telephonist . Did any body else work at the…

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