ICL Tower – Gorton Manchester

Designed by architects Cruikshank and Seward in the Sixties, to house the cutting-edge computing power of the time, the ICT later ICL Tower, towered over Wenlock Way, Gorton in East Manchester.

A landmark for many from bus, train, car, Shanks’s pony or low flying VC10.

A place of work for thousands.

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At a time when modern technology looked a little like this:

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Sadly ending like this:

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Two weeks into the demolition process the east elevation is no more, revealing a concrete honeycomb of torn steel and fresh air.

A few weeks time and it will be little more than so much dust and memories.

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3 thoughts on “ICL Tower – Gorton Manchester

  1. Having worked in the building it is no great loss. While a fair example of the architecture of the era, it was not a pleasant working environment.

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  2. Awesome shots. My uncle worked on the original construction. Can I ask which camera you used. Stunning images.

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