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A detail of the interior construction of the entrance of the museum (see below) taken on a recent visit.

Please see my previous posts for exterior images.


The following text was obtained from this site.

http://north.iwm.org.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.993


'IWM North is the first building in the UK by internationally-acclaimed architect, Daniel Libeskind. Clad in aluminium, this landmark building is a visionary emblem of war and reflects the innovative approach of the entire project.

The stunning exterior is based on the concept of a globe shattered by war and conflict. Libeskind has taken three of these pieces (or shards) to form the building, representing earth, air and water.

Visitors enter through the air shard, which is 55m high and open to the elements. It houses a viewing platform at 29m with spectacular views across the Manchester Ship Canal to Manchester city centre.

The curved earth shard houses the main public areas of the Museum - the Main Exhibition Space and the Special Exhibition Gallery. The gallery floors are curved so you can experience the curvature of the earth.

The water shard, overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal and The Lowry accommodates the Restaurant'.

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