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Liver Building #549240
19th Jul 2011 11:44am
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I see on this morning's BBC news that today is the 100th. anniversary of the Liver Building. Also today, the Museum of Liverpool opens.


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Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549252
19th Jul 2011 12:29pm
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Yep, Liver Building sure is!

What a building it is too.

Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549253
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More about the museum here smile



Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549256
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Im going to a party at the new museum tommorrow night. Its for all the staff as we have all had a part in getting it ready to open.

Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549282
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I'm singing there tonight with Sense of Sound really excited about it can't wait.

Re: Liver Building [Re: Sallybear] #549287
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Originally Posted by Sallybear
I'm singing there tonight with Sense of Sound really excited about it can't wait.


omg are you a singer bear?


[Linked Image][Linked Image]

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Re: Liver Building [Re: Sallybear] #549326
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Originally Posted by Sallybear
I'm singing there tonight with Sense of Sound really excited about it can't wait.


[Linked Image]

Good luck!

Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549336
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Yes Ste, with Sense of Sound, check us out on You Tube if you want a laugh, and thanks Gibbo, we are NOT a cats chorus and your dinner is now getting burnt !!

Actually quite excited to see the new building from the indside, and hopefully will get some nice pics.

Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549666
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FROM YESTERDAYS MERSEY MAGAZINE..SORRY TO KEEP PRAISING THIS INTERNET SERVICE BUT THE NEWS COMES ACROSS ON THIS MUCH QUICKER THAN ON LIVERPOOL ECHO, BBC NEWS OR WIRRAL GLOBE SITES



One of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks celebrates it centenary today

The Liver Buildings, was officially opened on 19 July 1911, just three years after the foundation stone for the building was laid

Since then it has dominated the Pier Head, providing a welcome sight for travelers as they reached their home port after months or even years at sea

Folk lore dictates that the Liver Birds, which dominate the top of the building act, as the city’s security for as we all know, as long as the birds remain atop of the close on three hundred feet high structure, and don’t fly away, the City of Liverpool will always be safe and secure

In reality of course it is impossible for them to desert the city

Each of them is eighteen feet high, their heads are three and a half feet long, the spread of the wings is twelve feet, their length is ten feet and the legs are two feet in circumference.

Their bodies and wings are of moulded and hammered copper and are fixed on a steel armature. The two birds face away from each other, one towards the river and the other towards the city.

Not many people will know that there is a sprig of seaweed in each beak


Forming part of the renowned Three Graces, the Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in our city. It is a Grade Three Listed Building and is part of Liverpool’s UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City.

The Liver Birds are of course the most famous feature of the building but the clock faces which are visible from either side of the Mersey are 25 feet in diameter and hold the distinction of being the largest electronically driven clocks in the United Kingdom

They were originally named “George Clocks” as a tribute to King George the Fifth because they were started at the exact time he was crowned on 22 June 1911

Over the next few days there will be lots of celebrations to mark the centenary, we will bring you a full programme of those events online tomorow, Wednesday .

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Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549677
20th Jul 2011 9:23am
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how did last night go sally

Re: Liver Building [Re: consho] #549813
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Presumably the liver birds were the last things to be installed...

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Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549817
20th Jul 2011 4:34pm
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Great picture!

Re: Liver Building [Re: chriskay] #549819
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Lovely picture,thanks for posting.


Every dog has its day!
Re: Liver Building [Re: nightwalker] #549856
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Originally Posted by nightwalker
Presumably the liver birds were the last things to be installed...


Or someone nicked em wink

Re: Liver Building [Re: Sallybear] #550618
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Originally Posted by Sallybear
I'm singing there tonight with Sense of Sound really excited about it can't wait.


Hope all goes well. Cannot come over tonight as just back from Norfolk and first grandchild born yesterday-Joseph.

Tomorrow going to the free Liverpool Philharmonic Beatles Concert at Pierhead 8.45pm. Should be good.

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