The Manc Asks: What’s your favourite building in Manchester?

Lucy Smith

How often do you stop and look up at the buildings around us in Manchester city centre?

Our guess is probably not enough.

Manchester is a city steeped in culture and the impressive architecture – a wonderful mix of old and new – is a hugely contributing factor to its draw. It’s part of what makes our city so great, it’s just that we don’t often acknowledge it on a daily basis.

The hustle and bustle of city life can often leave its people neglecting to glance at what’s around them, but in a city with buildings as historic as Manchester, we simply can’t let that happen. We may not be able to physically ‘look up’ at the city centre skyline right now, but we can certainly have a good go at doing it via screen.

Today, we want to appreciate.

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Wikimedia Commons
Lucy Smith

Here at The Manc, we always want to know where you stand and in this case, we want to see the wonders of our city through your eyes.

A different viewpoint.

So, we took to our social platforms this week – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – to ask you, our loyal audience of Mancunians – ‘What’s your favourite building in Manchester?’.

Here’s what you said:



Manchester is full of beautiful architecture but which would you choose? 🤔

Posted by The Manc on Tuesday, 9 June 2020


Twitter & Instagram


We received hundreds of replies to our question across all social platforms, so we unfortunately haven’t been able to include every single one in this article. Instead, we chose to feature a few that seemed to resonate the best with our audience and received the most interactions overall.

Are you keen to have your say? Do you have a different view?

Well, there’s still time to chip in, so make sure you head on over to The Manc on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to take part, leave your thoughts and discuss with other Mancunians in the same position as you.

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