The Co-operative Insurance Tower is the second-tallest building in Manchester, England. Measuring 387 feet (118 m) tall, the glass roofed building is home to Co-operative Financial Services. The Tower was built in 1962. The architects were Gordon Tait and G. S. Hay.
The building recently underwent a major facelift as it was clad in photovoltaic panels, the UK's largest solar power project to date, which will generate 180,000 kWh per year, or, on average, 21 kW. (Electricity usage per capita in the UK is about 5,000 kWh.) In 2006, the tower lost its title as the tallest building in Manchester to the Beetham Tower which is 554 ft (169 m) tall.
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