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Infra_MANC exhibition catalogue

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People might be interested in the catalogue of our spring 2012 exhibition Infra_MANC: Post-war Infrastructures of Manchester. For the first time the full catalogue is available online as a free pdf download.

The catalogue examines four major post-war infrastructure projects: the Mancunian Way motorway, the unbuilt Picc-Vic railway tunnel, the Guardian underground telephone exchange and the speculative designs for a city centre heliport. The catalogue runs to over two hundred pages and is richly illustrated.

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Martin Dodge / Richard Brook

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Half Memory – Interchange

Forth BanksByker ViaductByker ViaductByker ViaductA Tunnel ShieldMen entering a Metro Shaft
The lowering of a tunnelHaymarket Metro Station escalator shaftHaymarket Metro Station escalator shaftNorth South line to JesmondSouth bound tunnel to HaymarketSouth bound tunnel to Haymarket
Metro Rail gang Test TrackA group of men in a Metro shaftA Metro North bound JunctionA Metro shaft in GatesheadInside the rail gang test trackGateshead Metro Station
Four Lane Ends Metro InterchangeRegent Centre Metro Interchange Car ParkRegent Centre Metro InterchangeRegent Centre Metro Tender DrawingFour Lane Ends Tender DrawingFour Lane Ends Metro Interchange 3D model

A fantastic set of images showing the construction of Tyne and Wear Metro.

SELNEC Roads

SELNEC Roads

New roads (in red) as envisaged by SELNEC in 1962

Portland Street view

Portland Street view

This model was both a tool for planners and a public display of aims in the mid 1960s. It was housed in the foyer area of the Planning Department and showed proposed developments as they came forward and their association with the planned ring roads. This view is from Piccadilly along Portland Street.

City Centre Road

City Centre Road

Montage from ‘Manchester City Centre Road’. John Hayes, City Engineer, 1968. The Central Area showing the line of the proposed City Centre Road.

City Centre Advisory Schemes

City Centre Advisory Schemes

Drawing prepared by Manchester Corporation Planning Department under J.S. Millar. Mid 1960s.

1945 Plan

1945 Plan

Manchester city centre as envisioned by the City Surveyor Rowland Nicholas and his team in the 1940s. Published in the City of Manchester Plan 1945.