Description"Newcastle's wonderful Grey Street (left) and Grainger Street (right) from the plinth below Grey's Monument. Part of Richard Grainger's 'streets of palaces'. The dome on the corner of the central building is part of the Central Exchange Buildings, built by Richard Grainger in 1837 on a triangular site (Market Street provides the southernmost side). The central space was conceived as a corn-market but instead became a news room, then later, art gallery, concert hall and theatre. When it was gutted by fire in 1901, the central space was developed into the Central Arcade, completed in 1906. On the left, are the Royal Exchange Buildings (previously Waterstones, and now H&M) with its own cast-iron street lamps outside NZ2464 : Royal Exchange Buildings, 104-108 Grey Street, just beyond the entrance to the underground Monument Metro Station NZ2464 : Entrance to Monument Metro Station. Further down Grey Street, you can see Lloyds Bank NZ2464 : Lloyds Bank, Grey Street and the portico of the Theatre Royal NZ2464 : Theatre Royal, Grey Street on the left, and on the right, the magnificent curve of buildings that comprise its west side NZ2464 : Grey Street Richard Grainger's second street, named for him on the right, is much plainer than Grey Street. Down to the first junction on the right, only his façade remains as internally the buildings have been incorporated into the modern Eldon Square Shopping Centre. Beyond Nelson Street, the frontage forms the east side of the massive, Grainger Market, one of the three of his most important legacy buildings. Much further down the road, you can just make out the junction with Newgate Street and the Bigg Market, with the clock on the square tower of St John's Church visible in the far distance. In the right, foreground, set into the plinth that supports Grey's Monument, are two of the perspex cube installations that make up Simon Watkinson's, 'Head Cubes', made in 2002, using casts of the Earl Grey statue taken when it was cleaned Tyne and Wear HER(10989): Newcastle, Grey's Monument, 'Head Cubes"
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