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Old July 17th, 2005, 01:31 PM   #1
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Lime Street Gateway (i)

Cant find the original thread!!!! was it lost in the hacking? well anyway, here is a recent rendering!

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Old July 17th, 2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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How about a fountain in the middle of it? That'd be nice.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 01:41 PM   #3
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It's another minge based feature.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 03:06 PM   #4
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That's one really nice development, can't wait to walk around there when it's developed

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Old July 17th, 2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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I am pleasantly surprised by that.

I like how the steps seem to match the station archs as well.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #6
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Also the pavement area is bigger which has pushed the road away. It's currently very paedestrian unfriendly trying to cross the road around by Concourse tower, which they are hopefully going to rectify. I like the idea of using the large N.Y./Tokyo type crossings.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 03:49 PM   #7
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With all those steps, ramps and sloping surfaces, this is obviously going to become a magnet for skateboarders and those kids doing stunts on bikes. If they want to attract anyone else, they will need to provide some facilties such as an open air cafe or bar.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 03:57 PM   #8
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That space in the oval would seem ideal.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 03:58 PM   #9
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How about a fountain in the middle of it? That'd be nice.
Or, cascading waterfalls down sections of the steps culminating in a channell in front of the steps, with little footbridges over the channel? I have seen this feature, with great effect, on a number of entrances in many parts of the world.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 04:17 PM   #10
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The Lime St tower looks superb in that rendering- I hope it turns out like that. It's nice to see the horrible motor way in front of the station has been rolled back.

Martin, Maybe the city needs a skater park somewhere close to the centre- a decent, patrolled one, to keep the little shits away from pedestrian areas.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 04:38 PM   #11
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Martin, Maybe the city needs a skater park somewhere close to the centre- a decent, patrolled one, to keep the little shits away from pedestrian areas.
There are worse things kids could be doing than skateboarding but it does need to be policed as it can become a nuisance and a hazard. As anything with steps and ramps seems to be used by these kids, perhaps we don't need any custom built skateboard parks with elaborate curved surfaces, just a number of designated areas on the edge of the city centre.

Apart from that drawback, I do like the spaces they are creating there. It is really good to reclaim at least some of Lime Street from the traffic I'm sure a fountain would be a very good idea and maybe some of Councillor Jones' trees.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 05:11 PM   #12
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Looks good. It's a pity we can't see more of the tower.

I think Lime Street is to become single carriageway. The plan was to give the tram exclusive right of way on the St Georges Hall side. I'm not sure if this'll still happen if the tram doesn't happen however.
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The cladding on the tower looks really good. We won't be weeping about Concourse House for long.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #14
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The cladding on the tower looks really good. We won't be weeping about Concourse House for long.
St. Johns should be cladd in glass, to reflect St Georges Hall. This could apply to the Mann Island site to reflect the PoL building.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #15
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Thumbs up New Render ?

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Cant find the original thread!!!! was it lost in the hacking? well anyway, here is a recent rendering!

scouseyuppie01, were was this render published, this is the first time I have seen it, I like it lets get it approved and start building.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #16
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St. Johns should be cladd in glass, to reflect St Georges Hall. This could apply to the Mann Island site to reflect the PoL building.
Sounds like a good plan. Something needs to be done with St Johns- I hate it so much. It is rubbish in every possible respect and to my annoyance blocks the perfect vista from Lime st toward Church St shopping area.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 07:35 PM   #17
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Where would the Merseyrail and St Johns subways be on that rendering? I can't make them out.

St Johns needs levelling and replacing with a large garden and conference centre of some sort.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #18
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Where would the Merseyrail and St Johns subways be on that rendering? I can't make them out.
Maybe they will instead enhance the Merseyrail entrance on the corner of St Georges Hall so passengers will use that instead.
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It's on the opposite side of the road Accy. Due to the traffic there, it is easier to get from the station to St Georges by subway and vice versa without having to traverse the surface roads. If the trams fall through and the idea for the Gateway is to fill the subway in, then I reckon they need to think again.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 07:58 PM   #20
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Thumbs up No more subway

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Where would the Merseyrail and St Johns subways be on that rendering? I can't make them out.

St Johns needs levelling and replacing with a large garden and conference centre of some sort.
St. Johns subway is being filled in, pedestrians will cross at grade. Merseyrail subway access will be at present location, inside the concourse.
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