Photo-a-Day (Friday, 8th January, 2016)
Looks like summat Hitler built to keep the nasty allies at bay.
I'm sorry Danny, a concrete mess.
This type of building is nowadays often described as "brutalist" architecture.
It may be cheap, it may be functional but how could any Architect worth his salt take pride in a building such as this?
Part of the concrete jungle that some town planners think all of Wigan should have been.
It would have looked nice when it was built and I bet those that worked would have been happy to be working in a new modern building.
As far as I can remember this was built sometime in the 1970s as an extension to the telephone exchange that used to be in Dorning Street opposite to the Grand Hotel.
This was built on where the old Co Operative Hall was.
What do you want from a telephone exchange? Owdkewyed is right on the mark. Its first job is to protect the phone system equipment - against weather, vandals and everything. A sturdy concrete box is what is needed for the job. Anything else and the architects would be wasting your money.
I think Fred Dibnah would have taken great pleasure in getting rid of this ugly thing.
Robin, the people who wasted their money were the people who paid the architect for this, they could have given any 10 year old a ruler, a pencil and a piece of paper and he/she would have knocked out a building like this in 10 minutes flat.
I agree with Mick, it's easy to judge now.