The Mancunian Way was built in the 1960's and displays the construction
styles of the time, including tapered 'legs' like a giant coffee table.
In Dubai, flyovers and underpasses are covered in ceramic tiles with
murals depicting traditional scenes. A similar makeover for the Mancunian
Way might please the general public but would go against the principles
of minimalist, functional design. Fly posters brought a splash of colour
into a dismal grey scene until they were banned by the local authority