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The Liver Insurance Building,Pierhead, Liverpool,Merseyside,England,UK, L3 1HU

The Liver Insurance Building,Pierhead, Liverpool,Merseyside,England,UK, L3 1HU Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2BG7KGY

File size:

25.3 MB (1 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

2611 x 3389 px | 22.1 x 28.7 cm | 8.7 x 11.3 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

25 April 2011

Location:

Royal Liver Building, Liverpool, England,Uk, L3 1HU

More information:

The Royal Liver Building is a Grade I listed building in Liverpool, England. It is located at the Pier Head and along with the neighbouring Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, which line the city's waterfront. It is also part of Liverpool's UNESCO-designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City. Opened in 1911, the building is the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group, which had been set up in the city in 1850 to provide locals with assistance related to losing a wage-earning relative. One of the first buildings in the world to be built using reinforced concrete, the Royal Liver Building stands at 98.2 m (322 ft) tall to the top of the spires, and 50.9 m (167 ft) to the main roof. Once one of the tallest buildings in the country, the Royal Liver Building is now only the joint-fifth tallest structure in the City of Liverpool. Today the Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city of Liverpool and is home to two fabled Liver Birds that watch over the city and the sea. Legend has it that were these two birds to fly away, then the city would cease to exist. Atop each tower stand the mythical Liver Birds, designed by Carl Bernard Bartels. The birds are named Bella and Bertie, looking to the sea and inland, respectively

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