I worked in a boutique opposite here as a Saturday girl. The old Marks & Spencer and its brilliant weird architecture at the junction of St. Mary's Gate and Cross and Corporations Streets, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, photographer unknown.
Marks and Spencer, 1963 Demolished after the IRA bombing of 1996, this building helped to demonstrate the structural integrity of the parabola. The wavy canopy was only made of 100mm thick reinforced concrete and was at the epicentre of the blast. Apparently more robust structures were completely decimated, whilst the canopy remained intact. This photo shows the clear formal language of the podium and tower configuration