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    Taken today from the Cunard Building roof.


    Manchester Dock excavations. The canal route seems to be going off to the left in the foreground.




    Re-routing gas and water mains under the concrete base of the canal.


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    After reading the answers, I am a bit confused. I was thinking that the post was speaking on the Men's Island, but seeing the photographies and the commentaries, I see that they are on several docks of Liverpool.

    Not if it is because the news has turned aside of the topic, or because some zone of docks is known as Men's Island.

    I hope that someone could explain it to me. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marie View Post
    After reading the answers, I am a bit confused. I was thinking that the post was speaking on the Men's Island, but seeing the photographies and the commentaries, I see that they are on several docks of Liverpool.

    Not if it is because the news has turned aside of the topic, or because some zone of docks is known as Men's Island.

    I hope that someone could explain it to me. Thank you!
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    It's got nothing to do with Men or Women, Marie. It is a place down near Albert Dock.

    Maybe it gets it's name from The Isle of Man, which is not too far from Liverpool ? Perhaps somebody will know the history ?

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    It's got nothing to do with Men or Women, Marie. It is a place down near Albert Dock.

    Maybe it gets it's name from The Isle of Man, which is not too far from Liverpool ? Perhaps somebody will know the history ?
    It's named after somebody called Mann, and Island because at one time it could only be reached by going over a bridge (or bridges?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipG View Post
    It's named after somebody called Mann, and Island because at one time it could only be reached by going over a bridge (or bridges?).
    Thank Steven and PhilipG for the info! I was confused.

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    Smile Mann Island

    In 1784 a local businessman....'John Mann' died....So they renamed a small island (Previously known as 'Mersey Island')......'Mann Island'.....He was an 'Oil-Stone' Dealer.

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    Arrow Canal arrives on Mann Island

    Saturday 21 April 2007, first section of canal culvert emerging into Mann Island............

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    Demolition is underway, at this very minute, of the sheds at Mann Island (the ones next to the Great Western Railway sheds). Also the building on the corner of Mann Island/Strand is being cleared out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    Demolition is underway, at this very minute, of the sheds at Mann Island (the ones next to the Great Western Railway sheds). Also the building on the corner of Mann Island/Strand is being cleared out.
    Is this to make way for the canal or the Mann Island scheme I wonder?

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    ^^^ That sounds like the usual 'spin' from people who think they 'know' what Liverpudlians want.
    I took this yesterday...this view is going to be lost.
    On the right are the sheds getting demolished (the old Mercedes ones, I think).
    Re: Mann...anything to do with the naming of Mann Street and Upper Mann Street in Toxteth?
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    I think this building is alright, a million times more discreet than the cloud proposal. Paul (The Gardens) and I, were invited down to discuss our ideas which they are going ahead with and so we had the priveledge of seeing how they foresee the four galleries. Port, Creative, People and Global (if I remember correctly) There are lots of interchangable spaces for temporary exhibitions as well as some long term static ones. There will be four massive windows, each looking out into different aspects, ie - one towards the city, one facing out to the Mersey etc, it's just a pity there isn't a basement to allow even more square footage for additional items. If anyone liked the old MoLL, they'll love this.
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    These pics of the work at Mann Island were taken yesterday >>>>

    Oh! and I got a piece of ?clay pipe, the smokers kind = it was dug deep I am told, so it must be close on 100yo.

    And can anyone tell me what the last picture represents please ?

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    I think the Museum is a great design. I attended a talk by the architects in the Renew Rooms some time ago and there was a lot of thought put in to the site lines, massing and materials etc.
    Their web site has some very good images showing how the design came about.

    www.3xn.com

    I just wish the architects for that black monstrosity thats going up next to it put half as much thought into their design.


    PS. Your last picture is part of 'The Real Thing - Contemporary Art From China' exhibition at the Tate.
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    It's by Ai Weiwei. Although it looks remarkably similar to this.

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    Rodders thanks for the input.
    Thats exactly what it is like. I saw the thing before it was in the water and took no notice:-tut-tut. >>>>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    I think this building is alright, a million times more discreet than the cloud proposal. Paul (The Gardens) and I, were invited down to discuss our ideas which they are going ahead with and so we had the priveledge of seeing how they foresee the four galleries. Port, Creative, People and Global (if I remember correctly) There are lots of interchangable spaces for temporary exhibitions as well as some long term static ones. There will be four massive windows, each looking out into different aspects, ie - one towards the city, one facing out to the Mersey etc, it's just a pity there isn't a basement to allow even more square footage for additional items. If anyone liked the old MoLL, they'll love this.
    Hi Ged

    I agree that the proposed Cloud was an eyesore that looked for all the world like a deflated football or doughnut. It certainly would have detracted from the beauty of the Three Graces. The new design for the museum, first being white and sitting low, is much more in keeping with the existing buildings at the Pier Head and we should be grateful for that. At least an unpopular and unappealing design is not being foisted on the citizens of Liverpool. Hooray.

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    Yeah Chris and with the canal running by it, the area will become alive again i'm sure. It was great watching the South dock road area spring to life with the new marinas wharf, car show rooms, Brunswick station, hotels and restaurant etc and with this museum and the towers at Princes dock and todays news about the yacht lookalike homes by Peel etc, things have never looked better as far as i'm concerned, better than the desolation of the 80s.
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    things have never looked better as far as i'm concerned, better than the desolation of the 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Yeah Chris and with the canal running by it, the area will become alive again i'm sure. It was great watching the South dock road area spring to life with the new marinas wharf, car show rooms, Brunswick station, hotels and restaurant etc and with this museum and the towers at Princes dock and todays news about the yacht lookalike homes by Peel etc, things have never looked better as far as i'm concerned, better than the desolation of the 80s.
    Aye, Ged and Kev, great to see things on the upswing.

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    Mann Island dream gets under way

    DEMOLITION work has begun on development of the £120m development at Mann Island near Liverpool’s Pier Head.

    The project, on the former site of a luxury car showroom, will create new public areas, cafes and restaurants, shops, exhibition space, 376 apartments and high quality office space.

    Developers say the first flats, in black granite triangular buildings designed to reflect the tones and textures of the nearby docks, will be finished by spring 2009 and the entire scheme should be completed a year later.

    Ground-breaking also took place this week at nearby £65m Museum of Liverpool development. Both schemes are forecast to create 1,000 jobs and attract 1.25m visitors a year.

    Neptune managing director Steve Parry said: “Our vision for this site will now become reality.”

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    Mann Island 5 May 07..........

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    Thanks Woody I thought they'd never start.

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    The Porsche showroom has been demolished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    The Porsche showroom has been demolished.
    Excellent, great to see things moving along at last
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    Shame to see this building go.



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    I'm glad we obtained this photo at Mann Island on our Running day last September, recreating an early 70s scene

    Hope you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerseysideTransportTrust View Post
    I'm glad we obtained this photo at Mann Island on our Running day last September, recreating an early 70s scene

    Hope you like.

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