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    This model of the vision for the city intrigues me as the North Western Hotel on Lime Street seems to be missing. I've heard stories, (possible myths some of them?) about how the St. Georges Hall, St Lukes and Albert Dock were all at one time considered for demolition but surely not that hotel as well.




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    Look at what the powers that be have demolished in the past and continue to do so in some instances. I can imagine someone in the past deciding to demolish any of the well known buildings, but not St George's Hall - surely that is a myth.

    Thank god that Lime Street Station is looking great again, after knocking down all the eyesores.

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    I think that one may well be the myth, especially since it's supposed to have been only as recently as the 1980s when it was run down and costing a lot to maintain during Derek Hatton's reign.
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    This model of the vision for the city intrigues me as the North Western Hotel on Lime Street seems to be missing. I've heard stories, (possible myths some of them?) about how the St. Georges Hall, St Lukes and Albert Dock were all at one time considered for demolition but surely not that hotel as well.




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    Sorry, perhaps I've missed something - but where did this model come from? It reminds me of that futuristic 'flyover' of the Waterfront, produced a few years ago that shows skyscraper blocks but no sign of the Three Graces.

    I decided then that the planners must really hate everything to do with our architectural heritage, but hoped that they wouldn't get their way.

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    The white insertions around the city look like 1960's proposals? The only thing I prefer on this model is the beacon. It would of benefited from a tapering body, and with something a little more interesting on top. But COST probably won the day....and some really poor city planning.
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    There was no serious proposal to demolish St.George's Hall.

    The North Western Hotel had a number of proposals - a large white modern building in 1948. The building was a flop from the start. The Hotel never was a success and short lived. The renamed Lime St Chambers was largely empty.

    As the city moves further onto the docks, this part of the city centre will be marginalized. London Rd as a major shopping street has gone making Lime St effectively the eastern border of the city centre. Unless the city expands rapidly.
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