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Old February 1st, 2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Liverpool, United Kingdom - World Heritage Site

Liverpool's historic centre was built to promote trade, store sell and move goods that arrived from all over the world. In the 19th and early 20th Centurys it was, after London, Britain and The British Empire's leading port.

Its huge docks and warehouses are a reminder of the quantities of goods being brought in and stored, and its central business district still shows the wealth that was generated, and Liverpools civic pride.

Wealthy businessmen also built a number of astonishing civic landmarks as gifts to the city including Britains largest cathedral.

When trade dried up in the years after World War 2, the city was one of the poorest in the country. War damage had taken a heavy toll, but still large areas of the historic fabric remained in tact. The citys poverty in the 60s and 70s meant that, unlike more prosperous cities, it was unable to implement its grand plans to reconstruct the city along modern lines. Partly because of that poverty is why the city survives in its present form.

The Pierhead buildings and Anglican Cathedral - The tall building on the left is the Royal Liver Building and was the tallest office in Britain when built in 1908-11 at 90m. The tower of the Cathedral is 101m tall


Warehouses and pavilion at the Albert Docks


Huge warehouses surround all four sides of the Albert Dock (1843-7)




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Dale Street and Municipal buildings (tallest building)




Royal Insurance Building - an office with a revolutionary steel frame and stone skin - many huge offices puioneered reinforced concrete, glass curtain walls and steel frames which would evolve into modern towers
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Ormond Street
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Victoria University clocktower 1887
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Bluecoat Chambers - one of the oldest buildings (1716) in the city that despite having medieval roots comprehensively swept away all traces of it.


Lime Street Station hotel
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St Georges Hall 1855. The businesses contribution to the civic and cultural life of the city


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A revolutionary building - Oriel Chambers (1864) was one of the first to use glass curtain walls (at the rear) and used unprecidented amounts of glass and stripped, simple and minimal stone cladding at the front
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New and old - Mann island - contrioversial addition to the waterfront


Its amazingly difficult to find decent pictures of the city online - This collection represents over an hour of trawling... help me out if you can
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Old February 1st, 2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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Stanley Dock Warehouses, the first the same design as the Albert Dock warehouses.
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The huge Tobacco Warehouse, said to be the largest brick building in the world when built.
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Waterloo Dock Warehouse
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Wapping Warehouse, Wapping Dock
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The "Three graces" as seen from the roof of the new Museum of Liverpool. Picture courtesy of National Museums Liverpool
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Some more rooftop views, these fine photographs of Liverpool were taken by Baz Baziah and have been taken from the top the Liver Building and the India Buildings.

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thats more like it!
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Happy to oblige, read your post in the Liverpool forum . Here's some more

Liverpool's Georgian Quarter

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