NorthWest Exploration Forum  
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Go Back   NorthWest Exploration Forum > Site Reports > High Places
Reload this Page Co-Operative Group Headquarters Build, Manchester November 2011
High Places Cranes, Rooftops, Chimneys, Towers, Masts, Silos etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Co-Operative Group Headquarters Build, Manchester November 2011
(#1)
Old
Gone's Avatar
Gone is Offline
Senior Member
 
Posts: 436
Join Date: Nov 2009
Default Co-Operative Group Headquarters Build, Manchester November 2011 - 09-11-2011, 00:33


After heading underground we fancied something in the open air. First off was the SC HTC site just off Oxford Road, after getting into the site and up a floor or so we were collared by the security who said I know you. He made us climb down the scaff instead of taking us inside the building; I think he enjoys the challenge so there is no need to worry that we wont come back. Well crack it.


Jimmy headed home so we jumped into the car and headed over to the Victoria area in the 3 degree weather. After a sly look at the upped security on site we used the loop hole that myself and Jimmy used over a year ago to climb the cranes.


It not a particularly tall building we soon reached the giant steel arches sat on the rooftop and got to work getting some photos and climbing the endless scaffolding sections and arches.


Manchester has housed the Co-op group since 1863 and in 2013 will celebrate 150 years here, they have 8 buildings across the city with the most noticeable being the CIS tower.


Before building could commence extensive digging was carried out as the site was a former work horse in the city packed with steam mills and slum type housing, Friedrich Engels has extensively written about this. I remember the cranes slowly being erected on the site, the process was severely late as remains of a young woman were found wrapped in a large beer mat/towel/piece of carpet on the site, the era of the clothing found suggests the burial was before the 1980s.


Again this stuff was on 35mm and one or two shots were through FBs 11-16 Tokina.















Shouts to Morse, Millhouse & Fishbrain...
Reply With Quote
(#2)
Old
Millhouse's Avatar
Millhouse is Offline
Senior Member
 
Posts: 156
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Wigan
Default 10-11-2011, 21:29

Loving the film shots Gone! Came out nice with that lens







Reply With Quote
(#3)
Old
Kenni's Avatar
Kenni is Offline
Fromt posh part of Bolton
 
Posts: 397
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bolton
Default 12-11-2011, 17:26

Nice shot of my works from there !!!!


It's Dark and Hell is Hot........
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
2008-2015. Photographs and text are copyright and the property of the poster unless otherwise stated, and should not be used without express written permission.
Any opinions stated by users of this forum are NOT those of the site owners, each poster takes FULL responsibility for their own posts.