It is home to the Manchester Hilton - they asked Paris to open it, but had to settle for Max Beesley.
Here is a pic I took last night as I drove home through Openshaw. You get a similar view from Rusholme and every approach to the city.
You can tell it wasn't designed by a woman can't you?
The architect (Ian Simpson) obviously has a very small penis.
Ian lives in an apartment at the top - the highest living space in UK. You can see Blackpool Tower from his penthouse. It'd be a lot quicker to drive to Blackpool, but Ian probably wouldn't like mixing with the day trippers .
The building whistles during windy weather (262 Hertz - middle C) which can be a nuisance as Coronation Street is filmed nearby. The producers had to introduce extra background noise - e.g. another fight between Gail and Eileen - to cover this up.
But that's OK for the residents of Hulme and Whalley Range because the tower has seriously interfered with their TV reception anyway.