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    A stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal on the Mersey waterfront is to be rebuilt with a 7m government grant.

    The waterway between Stanley Docks and the South Docks was lost when the Royal Liver Building was built on the Georges Dock in the early 20th century.


    The project received an Objective One European cash grant and will create nearly 200 new jobs.



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    Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott said the restoration plan was "great news" for the people of Liverpool.

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    Brilliant news, it will be great.

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    Minister backs 'X-wing' plans

    CULTURE Secretary Tessa Jowell gave a massive vote of confidence to the 65m museum proposed for Liverpool's waterfront on a flying visit to the city.

    During an update by Capital of Culture leaders yesterday, she was shown a model of the planned landmark building at Mann Island and declared it looked "beautiful."

    The architecturally striking museum - which detractors claim resembles a Star Wars X-wing fighter - will provide 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, dedicated to the city's social history and development from the Norman conquest to the present day.

    It is earmarked for part of the site which was due to be occupied by the ill-fated Fourth Grace project.

    Ms Jowell said: "The museum will be beautiful and functional, and a new landmark for Liverpool.

    "I hope in time it will be a building people will love."

    Ms Jowell said she was confident this project would go ahead, after the spectacular collapse of the Fourth Grace scheme last year.

    "The vast bulk of the money has already been raised, and everything is ready to start on site in April next year," she said..

    "It is properly thought through and ready to go."

    National Museums Liverpool (NML) chairman Loyd Grossman, who showed Ms Jowell the model for the building, said he was confident the museum would be built by 2008.

    However, it is not due to be open to the public until the next year.

    Mr Grossman said: "We are striving to create one of the great museums of the world, and one of the first great museums of the 21st century. It will make a major contribution to the public realm. We want it to be a place that Liverpool people feel they own."

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    I think people hate the idea of this on the waterfront but like everything else it will become accepted in the future,remember the liver building caused uproar when that was first revealed.

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    From what I've read, it looks like this will happen, so lets embrace it eh?
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    It might look better in real life, but it's not what I would have chosen. This design isn't very unusual or exciting. It looks too much like a multiplex cinema or large swimming baths or something.
    Very disappointing. Looks like it should belong on retail park.

    The Cloud was much more interesting.

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