|Great Northern Tower|
Great Northern Tower, Manchester City Centre
|Architectural style||Post modern|
|Location||Watson Street, Manchester, England|
|Height||72 metres (236 ft)|
|Floor area||25,700 square metres (277,000 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||George Wimpey City (now Taylor Wimpey)|
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