Rating: 7,8/10 (591 votes)Manchester Town Hall is a Gothic-style town hall in Manchester, UK. The town hall was built in 1863. For a long time, a selection of places suitable for the construction of the town hall was carried out, among which Piccadilly was also considered. The selected location is a small triangular space overlooking Albert Square. By 1877, the construction of the town hall, under the direction of Alfred Waterhouse, was completed. The town hall has become an example of the Victorian Gothic Revival architecture; the decor of the building actively uses the themes and elements of the English Gothic of the 13th century. At the main entrance to the town hall there is a statue of Gnei Julius Agricola, who founded Manchester, and in the square in front of the town hall there is a monument to Prince Albert. There is a clock tower 85 meters high above the town hall. During the Christmas period, a huge inflatable Santa Claus is hung on it. Inside the town hall itself stands an imposing organ, and its walls are richly decorated with frescoes reflecting the central themes of Victorian Manchester, such as Christianity, trade, and textile production.
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Topic: Manchester City Hall in the UK, resort of Manchester.