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Pedestals Victoria sits on her pedestal in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens. Beyond rise two high-rises on their own pedestal.

The pedestal underlying the queen's statue is hardly noticed by admirers of her eminence. Close perusal focuses on the queen herself and the product of the sculpter's skill. The pedestal itself escapes all notice, although its footing provides a place to sit as you gaze out on the Garden's activities.

In contrast, the two high-rise structures beyond the statue disappear from awareness as you approach the pedestal from which they arise. A few feet away, their existence is forgotten as you focus on obtaining food from the restaurants housed within or threading among the people and trams to a destination beyond. You cannot even see these structures rising above when eating at the outside tables. The pedestal has become the focus of all attention related to the building.

Manchester highrises