BBC DEMOLITION: ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPERS
by Michael Morrell
A series of 3 illustrated newspapers by Michael Morrell, each instalment documents a fresh week in the demolition.
The location was the BBC headquarters for the North-West of England from inauguration on 18 June 1976 until it was demolished during the final months of 2012. Today a small part of the entrance wall still remains, and the road it once straddled is lined with bollards bearing the BBC logo.
illustrator Michael Morrell kept an eye on the demolition, spending three weeks observing the initial stages and documenting not only changes to the physical form but looking as well at the human element - the interactions of the crew who were tasked with razing the site to the ground.
Morrell has illustrated a series of three newspapers using reportage illustration to document the social history surrounding the loss of a landmark building.
After occupying various premises throughout the city since the 50s the BBC have left Manchester and relocated to MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.
In the interim before the Oxford Road site is developed it will be function as a carpark.
- Issue One 97%
- Issue Two 100%
- Issue Three 97%
- All Three Issues 93%