Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens (Location) were once famous for floral displays,
and “New Piccadilly” was treated to a temporary makeover during
Easter 2006 with the Ando wall festooned with roses.
In summer 2005, Dale Street had been enlivened by a temporary bar,
where the bouncers dragged the customers in off the street and the
beer was free.
With models of ephemeral public works as delightful as these, why are
the permanent modes of Manchester’s urban design so drear?