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Albert Square is a public square in the centre of Manchester, England. It is dominated by its largest building, Manchester Town Hall Grade I, a Victorian Gothic building by Alfred Waterhouse. Other smaller buildings from the same period surround the square, many of which are listed (the buildings on the north side are officially in Princess Street).

The square also contains a number of monuments and statues, the largest of which is the Albert Memorial, a monument to Prince Albert, Prince consort of Queen Victoria.

Albert Square is bounded by a varied selection of listed Victorian buildings, the largest being the Town Hall. Only the western side of the square (facing the town hall) has lost its original buildings and is now occupied by brick and glass office blocks erected during the 1980s. Buildings in Albert Square include: Manchester Town HallGrade I (1868-77) - neo-Gothic sandstone ashlar local governmental building on a triangular site, with a bell tower, housing a carillon of 23 bells, designed by Alfred Waterhouse for Manchester Corporation. Contains mural paintings by Ford Madox Brown. Abbey National buildingGrade II (c.1900) - Neoclassical Portland stone bank by Percy Worthington with semicircular front. Albert Chambers, 16 Albert SquareGrade II (1873) - Venetian-style sandstone ashlar offices designed by Clegg and Knowles for Manchester Corporation Gasworks. Carlton House (formerly Bridgewater Buildings), 17-18 Albert SquareGrade II (1872) - Venetian Gothic-style sandstone ashlar office buildings by Clegg and Knowles. St Andrew's Chambers, 20-21 Albert SquareGrade II (1874) - Neo-Gothic sandstone corner building designed by George T. Redmayne for the Scottish Widows Fund Life Assurance Society. The Memorial Hall, architect Thomas Worthington, 1866, Southmill Street corner.

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