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#960319 - 4th Sep 2015 12:04pm Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty
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This giant 23-storey liver bird could soon provide Liverpool with an attraction to rival New York’s Statue of Liberty - if an artist gets his way.

Architect David Backhouse first thought of the 100-metre tall building 30 years ago, and believes it could cost up to £250 million.


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#960322 - 4th Sep 2015 12:26pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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God help us if that's the best he can do, it looks like a child has been playing with kitchen foil.

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#960325 - 4th Sep 2015 12:55pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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So long as the taxpayer or the public don't pay for it, it looked to me as two whales can I say humping, that's at first sight of the picture.

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#960327 - 4th Sep 2015 1:19pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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With a bit of luck it will join the rest of the harebrained schemes. I'm still waiting for the giant statue of Neptune to rise majestically from the sea at New Brighton.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/nostalgia/pictures-liverpool-never---schemes-6713515

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#960332 - 4th Sep 2015 1:37pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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I was going to post about this last night but I'm so undecided about it being good or bad.

It is HUGE, it is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty or Nelson's Column, it will be really good for tourism - possibly. It is not as tall as the Radio City Tower (or St John's Beacon as I still prefer to call it).

It is funded through one or both of the Liverpool BIDs which gets it money through a levy on business rates on all businesses inside their zone. Some businesses are going to benefit a lot more from this than others.

How many people have bothered to go and see The Angel of the North?

How many people can name any of the top ten highest statues in the World (or even more than three out of the top 50?).

What else could £250m be spent on ... Transport improvements? restoring many of the heritage sites that are sadly deteriorating?

I think the thing that gripes me most is the BID going way overboard and possibly wandering outside of what I see the BID should be involved in.

Yes I do like the idea but I am concerned about the cost and whether it could be better spent.
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#960333 - 4th Sep 2015 1:51pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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No chance!

Scrap the idea now.
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#960341 - 4th Sep 2015 3:20pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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Loud and proud, I think it's Liverpool all over.......completely o.t.t.


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#960350 - 4th Sep 2015 4:18pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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If it blocks the view of the new Museum of Liverpool it's a good thing lol
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#960351 - 4th Sep 2015 4:37pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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Ugly! Looks like a seagull landing on a space ship.

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#960353 - 4th Sep 2015 5:47pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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Got to be better than the monstrosity of a clown we have in New Brighton.

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#960354 - 4th Sep 2015 6:13pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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It look like it's got wrapping paper on it
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#960355 - 4th Sep 2015 6:16pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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What might be more appropriate would be a Ford car jacked on bricks with no wheels

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#960357 - 4th Sep 2015 6:42pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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Or four wheels with clamps on and no car
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#960358 - 4th Sep 2015 6:59pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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Liverpool already has a world class waterfront - I don't think it needs this ingenious but over-gimmicky offering, clever though the principles behind it might be - self-sufficiency in energy etc.

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#960359 - 4th Sep 2015 7:25pm Re: Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty [Re: Mark]
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Oh come on.......its so very fitting, bold, blingy, fun etc

I commission it

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