Down by the Pier Head on Mann Island sits the headquarters of RIBA North, The Royal Institute of British Architects. The building is a brooding mass of black glass and angularity, a Bond villain lair by the Mersey.
Though on the day I walked past the world dominating image was softened a little as they had the 22nd century’s answer to George Formby’s window cleaner in. It’s definitely a job for the cherry picker, your ladder wouldn’t get you far with this acreage of glass. I suppose in these days of self cleaning glas a more likely explaination is some form of maintenance was going on.
The building is also home to the Open Eye Gallery.
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