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The Maths and Social Sciences Building, Manchester



The UMIST Building, as it is commonly known was built in 1968 and designed in a simple Brutalist fashion with a rectangular concrete slab block that has projecting service cores running through it acting as two towerettes

(Basically it's an eyesore by todays standards)

It was part of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) until that university merged with the Victoria University of Manchester, to form the University of Manchester, in 2004

It has 17 stories and an overall height of 49M, making it the tallest building on the former UMIST campus

Now awaiting demolition, the building stands empty, providing some decent views of the City centre


One for the concrete lovers

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Ojay, this is one of a series of buildings by W A Gibbon of Cruickshank + Seward on the former UMIST campus. They are some of the best post-war buildings in Manchester and the group is a sophistictaed master plan that took into account a slope, a polluted river and a railway viaduct. Gibbon pioneered aspects of structural concrete and the shuttered white concrete on this building owes much to Pierre Luigi Nervi and Oscar Niemeyer. Definitely not an eyesore!


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I'm aware of the history, it's still an eyesore


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Crackin pics! Building is an eyesore yes! Did you go last night to do this?


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I'm aware of the history, it's still an eyesore
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Crackin pics! Building is an eyesore yes! Did you go last night to do this?
Bah. You two need to join the Concrete Appreciation Society, have a look at it in its heyday



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Only teasing


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Only teasing
I know, but you got my achilles. You share your views on post-war architecture with Prince Charles (also teasing)


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Hey I'm not as un-appreciative is that Keunt


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Bah. You two need to join the Concrete Appreciation Society, have a look at it in its heyday



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Looks just as terrible


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Had no idea it was on its way to being demo'd. Nice one.


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