.... A little further east, north Manchester has been rebranded as NOMA, an £800m 20-acre lifestyle concept that claims to be “where the modern world began” – although any evidence of that heritage will soon be trampled beneath “Manchester’s most exclusive and iconic landmark” in the form of a 36-storey slab of luxury flats. In Liverpool, that historic hub of international trade, the origins of overseas investment
are making themselves known more explicitly than ever before with the arrival of New Chinatown, a £200m symbol of “the burgeoning energy and dynamism of modern China transplanted into the heart of an historic world heritage city”. ...
[Read full article on Guardian
Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:12:38 PM