Piccadilly Gardens

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Donated for public use more than two centuries ago, the land that is now Piccadilly Gardens first housed an infirmary, demolished in 1909. The present-day city council loosely interpreted the original intentions by selling off the Portland Street corner for commercial development (it has now brought to life thanks to a clutch of decent bars and eateries) in order to finance the 2002 overhaul of the rest of the gardens.

The area now contains a popular walk-through fountain, a thoughtful metal tree sculpture commemorating the World War II civilian dead, a controversial concrete wall courtesy of Japanese architect Tadao Ando and, from late 2011, a new, giant 'Wheel of Manchester'.

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Area Chinatown

Transport Metrolink Piccadilly Gardens, or City Centre buses, or Piccadilly rail

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