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Customers and staff

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Harrogate /  Customers and staff   Harrogate /  Customers and staff


The Victoria Shopping Centre has sculptures depicting customers and staff on the balustrade around the roof line. It was built in 1992 by architects Cullearn & Phillips, inspired by Palladio's Basilica in Vicenza. There are five different models, each appears six times, ecept the family which is used five times at each corner of the mall.

Harrogate - Customers and staff
(1) Family with two small children
five times, on each corner of the building
Harrogate - Customers and staff
(2) Man with long coat
six times
Harrogate - Customers and staff
(3) Man with his hands in his pockets
six times
Harrogate - Customers and staff
(4) Saleswoman with a piece of cloth
six times near the entrances
Harrogate - Customers and staff
(5) Member of the staff in suit
six times
Position of the statues:
Station Parade, Victoria Gardens, left to right: 1-2-3-4-5-3-2-1
Station Parade, from footbridge to Cambridge street: 5-4-3-2-1
Cambridge Street, from Station Parade to Market Place: 5-4-(entrance)-4-5-3-2-1
Market Place, from Camdridge Street to south: 3-5-4-(entrance)-4-2
Street at south side, from Market Place to Victoria Gardens: 3-(loading bays)-2-5

The statues were highly controversial when the shopping centre was first built, with residents flooding the newspaper's letters page protesting they were ugly and out of keeping with the town.

Harrogate - Customers and staff


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Locatie (N 53°59'34" - W 1°32'18") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbyh146; Photograph: 29 July 2019
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