Express Building, Manchester, England
Photo by Ernest Cockburn
Didn’t know there was another Express building, yes, modeled on the one in London, and with many of the same very fine features.
Perhaps England’s finest glass and vitreolite Art Deco building, my Uncle occupied a Sub Editors desk there in the 1960’s.
From another Flickr posting, more info:
This is where my father used to work. I just love this building with it’s amazing art deco curves covered with black and mirror glass!
The Daily Express Building, located in Ancoats, Manchester, is a Grade II* listed building built in 1930s art-deco style. It was designed by Sir Owen Williams to house one of three Daily Express offices; the other two located in London and Glasgow. The building was purposely built to resemble that which was located on Fleet Street in London. It features typical Art Deco elements: rounded corners, setbacks and a simple contrasting clear and black glass curtain wall.
The Express began printing there in 1938 having been on the same site since 1927. Construction had to take place in stages so publishing could continue without interruption.
The newspaper left the building in the 1980’s and it has since been converted into apartments and offices.