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Oversized Illuminating Lamps in Manchester Respresent the City’s Innovation

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The Manchester Lamps were recently designed by art studio Acrylicize in order to honor the historic innovation of the city of Manchester, England. The lamps are 3.5 to 6 meters high and they offer shade and heating (for the winter months) for people to sit under. Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Mid Century, Victorian and Contemporary are the styles that these lamps represent, with each of them indicating a significant local historical innovation. Sir Robert Peel said that, ‘What Manchester does today, the rest of the world does tomorrow’.

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The lamps are a great space for anyone to sit down for a minute and enjoy their time.

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The blue one in the middle is a 1903 Art Nouveau Tiffany Lamp.

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It pays homage to Manchester’s history of education including the city’s Chetham Library, which houses the UK’s oldest free public reference library.

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The 1909 Banker’s Desk Lamp represents the dedication of world famous computer pioneer Dr. Alan Turing.

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