The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has released its list of contenders for the title of Building of the Year 2012, writes Simon Binns.
What's on it? Read on, but one has been nicknamed 'The Sliced Egg', another like it should sell burgers and one really makes your eyes hurt when the sun bounces off it. One of them isn't even technically finished.
Sir Howard will read out
the Co-operative's name the winner's name on October 11, before awarding Argent's One St Peter's Square the 2013 award in advance, to save time.
Contenders are (in order of slideshow below):
The Space Youth Intervention Centre
Chethams School of Music
Ronald McDonald House