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Manchester Town Hall

Manchester Town Hall is a neo-gothic, listed building which was designed by renowned Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse.

Completed in 1877, and extended in 1938, the building still functions as the ceremonial headquarters of Manchester City Council and houses a number of local government departments.

The building faces Albert Square in the city’s centre and contains a number of offices and ceremonial rooms. The Great Hall is decorated with the Manchester Murals by Ford Madox Ford which illustrate the history of the city.The exterior of the building is dominated by the clock tower, it reached 87 metres (285 feet) in height and houses the clock bell, Great Abel.

Image credit: Tim Green aka atoach

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