Sunday, 16 March 2014

Incorporating Weatherfield's new surroundings

One of the big attractions about Coronation Street's new set is that it is no longer surrounded on all sides by towering buildings, giving the show's production team a lot more freedom in how they shoot the show.

Though there is a lot less clutter on the skyline, there are still one or two noticeable outside world structures looking down on the set. These include two skyscrapers across the river from the new set.

I don't think Corrie should avoid showing these buildings, they don't look too out of place for modern day Manchester, they could even be seen as part of Weatherfield Quays, or perhaps just a new development in Weatherfield's town centre.

The show has done this in the past with the Museum of Science and Industry, which is actually Nutall's Brewery in the context of the show, and has followed the Street to its new home.


The other change, the top of the Imperial War Museum North, looks a little peculiar, peeking over the wall of the viaduct. This would be quite easy to explain away as a new community centre that has been built on Jubilee Terrace.

I think it would be worth taking the time to address the surrounding buildings, rather than just try and avoid showing them, since Corrie will based in Trafford for a long time to come.

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4 comments:

John McE said...

er... do they build community centres 20 stories high in Manchesterfield?

Actually I agree. Avoid shooting these building, and insert the odd line with Norris moaning about the new building going up ruining the skyline, and then a could of months later it could be shown without problem.

Tvor said...

At least the top of the war musum isn't so odd looking as the tall skinny tower near the old set.

Chewy said...

The community centre idea is for the IWM observation point on the otherside of the viaduct. The towering buildings on the otherside of the river however would look a tiny bit out of place in Weatherfield, perhaps, lol.

Chewy said...

The viaduct with the Bistro that is ^^^

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