The second life of Hulme Crescents

'It looked like it had been nuked'

Good morning members — Hulme Crescents is considered one of the emblematic disasters of 20th-century public housing. Once the largest social housing development in Europe, it quickly fell into decline and disorder and began to be pulled down in 1993, just over 20 years after it was built.

“Leaky roof membranes, infestations of vermin and insects, uncont…

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