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Aerial view of Leeds showing the City Station (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image17th September 1962. Aerial view over the city of Leeds showing Leeds City Station in the centre. To the left of it is the River Aire before it flows beneath the railway under the dark arches. In the bottom right-hand corner are the graving docks off the canal basin at Granary Wharf. The bridge over the canal at this point dates from 1841 and is situated at Office Lock next to the old Canal Office. Beyond where the canal and River Aire meet there is Victoria Bridge (right edge, centre) then following the bends of the river towards the top, Leeds Bridge is only just visible and in the top corner Crown Point Bridge can be seen clearly. Following the railway line from the top edge various landmarks can be seen. To the left at the top is the huge complex of Quarry Hill Flats, moving down there is Leeds Parish Church of St. Peter, then the dome of the Corn Exchange. To the left of the Corn Exchange is Kirkgate Market fronting Vicar Lane. To the right of the station is the former Tramways Depot on Swinegate. Below that, between Neville Street and the river, is the woollen mill at School Close which, in 1973, became the site of the Dragonara Hotel (now the Leeds Hilton). The line of light buildings across the top left-hand corner are on Eastgate and include Lewis's department store. They were part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's scheme of the 1930's. The grid pattern of streets comprising the city shopping areas can be seen including Vicar Lane, Briggate and Park Row. Wellington Street comes in from the bottom left-hand coner and following the line of it City Square is visible. At the bottom edge traffic is seen in Whitehall Road and the Whitehall Mills Complex.
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Aerial View, Leeds City Station (City Centre)
Black & White image1962 The centre of this aerial view is dominated by Leeds City Railway Station with tracks running diagonally from the top left to the bottom right. Towards the top left is the place where the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal separate. The River flows above the station before disappearing under the Dark Arches, reappearing lower down to rejoin the canal at Victoria Bridge. The canal runs to the right of Tower Works, famous for its italianate chimneys. Above Leeds City Station is the smaller Central Station on Wellington Street which closed in 1967. Wellington Street runs from the top edge to City Square in the centre of the right edge. The Square is bordered by The Queens Hotel, Majestic Cinema, The Post Office and The Royal Exchange Building. Boar Lane runs from the bottom of City Square. In the lower right corner Briggate runs back towards the left, passing underneath the railway lines. Below the City Station is the Queen's Hall, a former tram depot on Swinegate, converted to an exhibition centre and concert hall before being demolished in 1989. The pale coloured building below this with an arched semi-circular roof is the Omnibus Depot on Sovereign Street.
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Aerial View, Leeds City Station (City Centre)
Black & White image1962 This aerial view shows the centre of Leeds. On the left is Leeds City Station wih its mass of tracks and engine sheds with the River Aire running alongside. Wellington Street runs from the centre of the top edge to City Square, the focal point of this view. The square is overlooked by the Queens Hotel from the left and the Post Office Building from the right. From here, Boar Lane runs down towards the bottom edge bisected half way by Albion Street and New Station Street. In the top right corner is Park Square, with St Paul's House nearby.
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Bridgewater Place and Italianate Towers, from Leeds City Station (City Centre)
Colour image2008. View looking from Leeds City Station towards Holbeck showing the recently completed Bridgewater Place mixed-use development (2007) in between and in contrast to the Italianate towers of the Tower Works, dating from 1864 (on the left) and 1899 (to the right of Bridgewater Place). Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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Bridgewater Place, construction (Holbeck)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. View looking from Leeds City Station across Canal Wharf towards the tower block of Bridgewater Place under construction. This mixed-use development designed by Aedas Architects was destined to become the tallest building not just in Leeds but the whole of Yorkshire on its completion in 2007. It is situated at the junction of Water Lane and Victoria Road. Image courtesy of Leslie Cole.
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