A scene straight from a Mancunian postcard, this effortless amalgamation of Gothic Revival and High Victorian architecture has never ceased to amaze pedestrians since its establishment in the year 1877. Envisioned by famous British architect Alfred Waterhouse, the structure's extraordinary 85-meter (280-feet) tall clock tower dominates the cityscape. Much more than just a captivating sight, the building operates as Manchester City's council hall, housing the mayor along with his cabinet within its elegantly-crafted walls. Its interiors shelter opulent chambers such as the Great Hall, which feature the iconic Manchester Murals. These murals vividly depict a series of notable historical events that helped shape the city as we know today.