...it's debatable I suppose..
Kev, do you like the look of the emerging PSD? Not keen on the red-tiled backs to the buildings like the new Lewiss' and a couple of the others there. Hopefilly they'll be covered by the hotels on the Strand.
Have they started owt on the St.Lukes side of Hanover St yet? Looking at the official site it reads as if they're still waiting for purchase or planning for those plots...?
Anyway I'll be looking forward to seeing all this for myself- first time home in over a year, huzzah!
Its a huge development that is slowly emerging from the depths of old Chavasse Park. I think the finished area will be fab. Obviously at the mo it doesn't look that nice
Stuff You Haven't Seen If You Haven't Been In Liverpool For 13 Months
Any PSD buildings
Kings Dock Arena or car-park
L1's deserted Marie-Celeste site
Manch and Chester dock excavations
St. Pauls Square
Baltic Triangle stuff
Loads around Ropeworks, Dukie, elsewhere ??
That's a lot of happening for one year.
Nice to see you have such positive views of Liverpools' regeneration. I'm fed up of people who don't like change calling it a concrete sprawl. This is such a niave and pathetic comment. Concrete sprawls are 60's council estates and places like benidorm. There is alot of concrete around Liverpool now mainly because of all the construction, but soon there will be very little as the projects near completion.
How you can also say that after the construction there will be very little concrete is beyond me, all the new 'buildings' I've seen so far are made of the stuff.
On a lighter note though which part of Clubmoor do you live in as I'm just up the road from there ?
I'd much rather have Liverpool in its present state than it was through the 80's and 90's - its very exciting in town now. The other areas where warehouses are being converted amongst new builds can't be described as concrete sprawl when significant buildings from the 1700's are being renovated anlong with the area - of course I'm referring to the Rope Walks area.
Finally, I live in the Larkhill Lane area, where do you live?
Last edited by AK1; 02-14-2007 at 12:06 PM.
OK I don't like them but please that is my opinion and taking the P!ss out of me for having an opinon is a sure way of driving off a new member.
Perhaps I should have come here with an "Isn't the new Liverpool the best thing since sliced bread" attitude and been better accepted ?
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
They learned a lot from the construction of the Liver buildings -sadly esthetics was one that was forgotten (in my opinion) on the new buildings they are putting up now.
I'm going to say no more on the subject now and choose to stand back and keep my opinions to myself.
I still have a few more photo's to add though and will stick to that. My photography is hopefully better than my tastes in modern architecture
I responded to a previous comment, which was meant (I'm sure) lightheartedly.
Don't be so thin-skinned & do please continue to post.
BTW, the Romans invented concrete, so it's been around for quite a while.
To be honest Baz, I think most of us would share your concerns about most commercial modern architecture in terms of:
1.)its lack if finish.
2.)its overuse of short-lived faddy cliches. Remember the curved roof fad?
3.)the modern economic inability to construct any stucture that isn't a simple mass-produced square, rectangle, circle or oval- leading to rectangular blocks everywhere rather than the spires, domes, irregular differentiated structures of yore.
Baz, I speak as a contemporary designer and a hyper-modernist, but you had a point, yes, modern architecture is, in many ways a heap of cheap, crude, simplified, unskilled, generic, synthetic, plazzy, ****e.
But: old stuff v new stuff- it's like comparing oranges to pears. And it's not going to change, so we just have to try to like the plazzy ****e!
We've got some ok stuff going up here despite the all the above shortcomings.
Dig unearths maritime past
THE city’s maritime past is being explored by a team of archaeologists on the Liverpool waterfront.
A dig is taking place in the Manchester Dock, Mann Island, which once teemed with barges coming and going between 1785 and 1920.
The excavation takes place before work on the new Museum of Liverpool begins this year.
The dock was originally used as a depot for barges of the Shropshire Union Canal Company and Great Western Railway.
It played an important role in Liverpool’s import and export trade. It handled coal and manufactured goods leaving the city and corn and cotton coming in.
The dock had been filled in with rubble from the construction of the Mersey tunnel.
Among the discoveries are torpedo shaped pots used in the manufacture of sugar.
These artefacts from Liverpool’s industrial history and other finds will be displayed in one of the new museum’s key galleries.
The museum will be built by 2008 and open to the public in 2010. It will be housed in a new landmark building and cover the social history and popular culture of Merseyside.
Viewing platforms, running along the riverside, allow the public to view the excavation for the next fortnight.
LIVERPOOL’S oldest horse taxi service has been moved from its traditional rank at the Pier Head as work starts on the UK’s first canal project for more than a century. more
"Liverpool's oldest horse-taxi service"
I've never EVER seen it!
Probably becauseOriginally Posted by The
it never gets to London!
He used to have his stables near the Pivvy in Lodge Lane, but I don't know where he's based now.
Last edited by PhilipG; 02-27-2007 at 09:56 PM.
About a year ago I read that the Liver Building and other buildings around the city such as the town hall could get a clean before 2008. Does anyone know if this is still planned? The town hall could certainly do with a sandblasting. It would be the same colour as St Georges Hall after cleaning!!
WORK will start within days on the new Museum of Liverpool at the city’s historic waterfront.
National Museums Liverpool confirmed it had chosen a UK-Danish contractor to build the multi-million pound showpiece building on the day that a controversial new terminal for the Mersey Ferries also won planning approval.