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    A DAZZLING sail-shaped skyscraper would be an "interesting design in the wrong place and at the wrong time", a public inquiry heard.

    Developer Maro wants to construct a 51-floor tower at Brunswick Quay, on the edge of Liverpool city centre.

    The firm claims the building - home to a hotel, flats and offices - would be a positive and breathtaking addition to the waterfront.

    But Liverpool council, which has twice blocked the plan, yesterday said Brunswick Quay does not need a tall building - and should be used as a workplace.

    The site was previously home to a small business centre, set up after the Toxteth riots, which has been gradually emptied over the past few months and is now shut.


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    Paul Tucker, representing the council, said: "There are good reasons why the building is in the wrong place and is being proposed at the wrong time.

    "This location does not warrant a tall building of the type proposed - or at all.

    "Stand towards the end of Northumberland Street, look west and ask whether open space, shops and a boutique hotel will really promote integration of the dock with Toxteth and Dingle."

    Mr Tucker said the council would liketo see the small business centre reopened.

    He added: "This was a comparatively successful employment generator, which brought together a number of different features to benefit the local area.

    "The effect of granting planning permission would be the irrevocable loss of that resource."

    But Christopher Katkowski QC, representing Maro, said the 100m tower would hugely improve this part of the city centre.

    He said: "The proposal would make a positive and breathtaking contribution to the skyline, waterfront, and the immediate locality.

    "It seems obvious that the location and setting would be enhanced, and significantly so, with the proposals in place.

    "The proposals should produce more benefits than costs to the lives of those affected."

    The public inquiry is due to last for three weeks before a final recommendation on the plan is sent to the government.

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    LIVERPOOL should welcome plans for the city's tallest skyscraper because the quality of other new developments in the city is too low, a public inquiry heard yesterday. more

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    MORE SKY SCRAPERS!

    I would like to see the view of the city from a higher building.

    Tallest building I've been up in Liverpool was the anglican cathedral.

    In Paris you get a good view of Paris from the Eifel Tower.
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    I'd love this to happen but I'm not very confident it will happen going on previous decisions,I want to be proved wrong.

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    Why would anyone want to reject such a proposal?

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    Only God knows what these people are thinking?

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