Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The Bernstein Legacy

Almost cathedral-like!
 Granada TV was founded by the Bernstein brothers - Sydney and Cecil.  Before they went into TV they ran a successful cinema chain by the same name - the picture shown here is the Granada Tooting Bec and as you can see, they certainly went for some impressive architecture.

It's said that the brothers actually designed the main building at Granada Manchester themselves to save on architect's fees.  It may not be the prettiest structure by today's standards but it will be very sad  to see it all demolished when the TV company moves to its new base in Salford in a couple of years.

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