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To get around this limit on tall buildings, building a 60 plus floor tower in the river on an artificial island with a bridge high enough bridge so ships can sail under may be feasible - and add to the waterfront view in a stunning way. It will take the city right out into the river and all then will follow on hugging the waterways.

A feasibility study is worth it.
 

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yes, excellent idea. We could do a whole load of them if the market is there... as an 'attraction' it would certainly kick arse... with that statue of neptune down by New Brighton... talls on either bank and a vibrant and revived dock system we culd rival any metropolis around the globe!
 

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Tony Sebo said:
yes, excellent idea. We could do a whole load of them if the market is there... as an 'attraction' it would certainly kick arse... with that statue of neptune down by New Brighton... talls on either bank and a vibrant and revived dock system we culd rival any metropolis around the globe!
Even a Mersey Barrage could have 50 floor towers on it. Or beter still a road/rail crossing with a few towers on it linking Brikenhead Dock waterways and Liverpool waterways.
 

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John-MK said:
To get around this limit on tall buildings, building a 60 plus floor tower in the river on an artificial island with a bridge high enough bridge so ships can sail under may be feasible - and add to the waterfront view in a stunning way. It will take the city right out into the river and all then will follow on hugging the waterways.

A feasibility study is worth it.
Ridiculous for so many reasons
 

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The likes of the Brunswick Quay Tower could be just off the river with a small causeway to it. In parts of the south end docks, it would not interfere with the Garston channel and any shipping. Building a small artificial island in the river can't be that expensive - the foundation of any building would go directly into the bedrock beneath anyhow. A causeway would mean no bridge structure to rot or maintain. Restaurants could be at the top of these towers and amenities at the base too, making them an attraction in themselves

A few of these river towers and the full development of the waterways would really enhance the city and the waterways to something really special.

The cost of one of these can't be much different to building the Brunswick Quay.
 

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Personally I'd prefer the money would be spent on improving my street lighting than on feasibility study for something like that, but heck that's democracy for you.
 

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if we reduce things down to the most basic of priorities we would all end up living in yurts.... with no yaks to milk though!
 

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Personally I'd prefer the money would be spent on improving my street lighting than on feasibility study for something like that, but heck that's democracy for you.
The developer pays the money for the study.
 

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John-MK said:
The likes of the Brunswick Quay Tower could be just off the river with a small causeway to it. In parts of the south end docks, it would not interfere with the Garston channel and any shipping. Building a small artificial island in the river can't be that expensive - the foundation of any building would go directly into the bedrock beneath anyhow. A causeway would mean no bridge structure to rot or maintain. Restaurants could be at the top of these towers and amenities at the base too, making them an attraction in themselves

A few of these river towers and the full development of the waterways would really enhance the city and the waterways to something really special.

The cost of one of these can't be much different to building the Brunswick Quay.
Say, off the Brunswick river locks. A triangle of bank and two causeways. The apex of the triangle the island with a tower on. A causeway from the bank to the island and another causeway from the bank to the island. The Brunswick locks can be incorporated into the causeway wall, or the existing locks left and the triangle forming another marina off Brunswick. The angle of the causeways would prevent silt build ups, diverting the current around the triangle from either direction.

This triangle could go quite a way out into the river taking the tower right out being totally surrounded by water.
 

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This has the essence of an excellent idea, not so much in the wild river (unless they put that barrage in) but more out in the Bay... a bit like the 'Sand Dunes' thing in Poole harbour... or even better the stuff they are doing in Dubia... I'll have one.... and I bet you any money so would pie?

Imagine have those huge ships going past the bottom of your garden?

Would be a **** to get to the shops though... or walk the dog.
 

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Tony Sebo said:
This has the essence of an excellent idea, not so much in the wild river (unless they put that barrage in) but more out in the Bay... a bit like the 'Sand Dunes' thing in Poole harbour... or even better the stuff they are doing in Dubia... I'll have one.... and I bet you any money so would pie?
Something like this could redeem the crimes committed at the Herculaneum Dock. Take a tower out from the old Herc river locks and create a Mariana inside a triangle of causeways, connected to an excavated Harrington and Toxteth Docks running right into Brunswick and ultimately right up to Seaforth.

The tower would have to be lower than the Brunswick Quays because of the airport, however their could be two of differing heights to add interest.
 

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John-MK said:
Even a Mersey Barrage could have 50 floor towers on it. Or beter still a road/rail crossing with a few towers on it linking Brikenhead Dock waterways and Liverpool waterways.
Absolutely brilliant, inventive idea....that has no chance on earth of happening as long as Merseytravel are around, unless they control tolling of it.


Neptune developments (if they are not blocked by the NIMBY brigade) are going to build a large pier into the mersey from New Brighton which will hopefully also act as a ferry stop for the Mersey Ferries.
 
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