Starbucks Manchester Icon Mug

ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS MANCHESTER ICON MUG 

Starbucks Manchester Icon Mug front design features the Manchester Central Library.

Manchester Central Library is a circular library

south of the Town Hall Extension in Manchester, England. It is the headquarters of the Manchester Library & Information Service, which also consists of 22 other community libraries. Designed by E. Vincent Harris, the library was constructed between 1930 and 1934, but because of its traditional neoclassical architecture it is often mistakenly thought to be much older.

The form of the building, a columned portico attached to a rotunda domed structure, is loosely derived from the Pantheon, Rome.

In 2011, a three year project to renovate and refurbish the library was started. Reconstruction will cost £170m and the library will be closed until 2014.

Mug # 50 | Manchester Starbucks Icon MugStarbucks Manchester Icon Mug back design

Mug # 50 | Manchester Starbucks Icon MugABOUT MANCHESTER 

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It lies within one of the United Kingdom’s largest urban areas; the Greater Manchester Urban Area which has a population of 2.2 million. People from Manchester are known as Mancunians and the local authority is Manchester City Council. Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established in c. 79 AD on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Historically, most of the city was a part of Lancashire, although areas south of the River Mersey were in Cheshire. Today Manchester is ranked as a beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.The city is notable for its architecture, culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections.

Manchester was the site of the world’s first railway station and is where scientists first split the atom and developed the first stored-program computer.

Manchester is also where Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto and where the Trades Union Congress was established.

REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS MANCHESTER 

Starbucks Manchester Icon Mug is one of the 4 icon mugs released by Starbucks England.  It is still available in Starbucks stores.

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