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    Default Any new liverbirds on the new buildings?

    Sadly not.

    It seems to be a tradition which has died out.


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    But it wouldn't take much for the council to resurrect the fate of our silly-looking wader by making it's appearance mandatory in some form or other on every new building in the city. Hurrah!

    Time for a worthwile petition or what?

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    http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...7094449&size=o

    Thats not a too old building but don't know the date.

    Some Wall of a building In Roscoe Street.
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    A good idea, it amazes me that many of the still standing buildings in our city contain a Liver Bird, PLUS The Coat Of Arms. Why did it happen back then anyway? Where developers told to put them on?

    You would think in 2007 (800th B'day) that including The Oat of Arms on a new build wouldn't be too much trouble.
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    Watch out for a whole new set of Liver Birds on Uni buildings, the new logo makes them look like pelicans
    We think someone in IT let their kids have a go at photoshop and it looks like they resized the old one without maintaining the ratio aspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    A good idea, it amazes me that many of the still standing buildings in our city contain a Liver Bird, PLUS The Coat Of Arms. Why did it happen back then anyway? Where developers told to put them on?

    You would think in 2007 (800th B'day) that including The Oat of Arms on a new build wouldn't be too much trouble.
    I think in those days of local builders, local developers, local firms etc there was a real sense of proud city-building by these investors based on competing, and differentiating, yourself from other cities.
    There was a notion that the fortunes of the city, and the fortunes of the people in that city were a part of the fortunes of the enterprise, i.e. the idea that we were all in this together.

    Given the multinational nature of investment in the modern age, it's not surprising that these outsiders aren't perhaps as 'in touch' with the notion of a localised identity.

    This, however, shouldn't be too much of a problem as we theoretically have things called 'councils' who can remind them...er yeah..
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    Hi Teardrop

    I agree that the appearance of the Liver Bird on the older buildings in Liverpool is a measure of the civic pride felt by locally based builders.

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