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The Liver Building

One of the most recognizable landmarks in Liverpool, The Royal Liver Building is a Grade 1 listed building overlooking the River Mersey, lining the city waterfront at Pier Head. Since opening in 1911 it, has served as the head office for the Royal Liver Friendly Society.

Constructed in 1908, and designed by Walter Aubrey Thomas, the building was one of the first to be built with reinforced concrete in the world, and at 90 m (300 ft) tall and 13 stories high was one of the very first skyscrapers to be built in the UK.

The Liver Building is also home to the most famous of Liverpool’s mythical Liver Birds; two 18ft high copper statues that perch above the building’s clock towers, and whose image is often identified as the emblem for Liverpool.

Image credit: Flickr; Duncan~

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