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    Can anyone help? Really simple question, but trying to compare other old and modern images of Oriel Chambers is sending me mad.

    Have the windows in this war time image been covered up by some sort of metalic sheeting or are they just really dirty?


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    I think they have modern windows behind the old ones now,this is from last year
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    But those' squares' on only some of the windows in the old shot don't feature at all in todays modern images, making me thing that it's not glass on show. It's very confusing

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    Is it not blast protection for the office workers incase a bomb dropped nearby and blew them all in?

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    It could be, I just need some opinons. I know nearly nothing about this era and certainly ziltch about measures untaken for blast proofing, etc

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    Great clip...............love 'The Liverpool Waltzes'


    Oriel Chambers, Liverpool. Restoration of the External Facade & Oriel Windows of this Grade 1 Listed Building in the Heart of Liverpool:
    This building has a special connection to ‘The English Heritage’ being the first example of the ‘Oriel’ style windows in the UK.

    Having survived heavy bomb damage during the Second World War these unique windows required some extensive and delicate
    restoration.

    http://http://www.spectrascaffolding...storation.html

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    It makes you wonder how the windows survived heavy bomb damage during the war -- unless they were indeed protected in some way.

    I would have said that that was quite likely -- even ordinary homes were allocated sticky brown paper tape for this purpose, not to prevent breakage of the glass but to minimise injury from flying glass fragments.

    Large commercial buildings had more sophisticated protection, ranging from wire netting to celluloid or fabric panels glued to the inside of windows, though here it looks more like rigid panels on the outside. Perhaps the squares in the picture were smaller areas of toughened glass to maintain visibility, while the larger areas were of an opaque material. Pure conjecture on my part, but perhaps you might find it a useful avenue for further research...

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    Thanks for the input everyone

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    Just a little extra info. The architect, Peter Ellis, also designed that wonderful building at 16 Cook St. In its day it was described as a fantastic futuristic creation. Well worth a gander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian-P View Post
    Just a little extra info. The architect, Peter Ellis, also designed that wonderful building at 16 Cook St. In its day it was described as a fantastic futuristic creation. Well worth a gander.
    Glad you mentioned the Cook Street building, Brian. Can someone come up with a photograph of 16 Cook St. for comparison?

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    http://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=i...1251l1.3.3l7l0

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    I was lucky enough to have my model on exhibition at 16 Cook street some years ago thanks to Ron Formby of the Scottie Press and Olwyn. I had a good look around the building and took some photos of the glass encased spiral staircase at the rear. Peter Ellis was ridiculed at the time for this and Oriel Chambers and it was said that's why he didn't embark on any further buildings, more's the pity.
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    Thanks, Ged.

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    old liverpool building by exacta2a, on Flickr



    old liverpool building by exacta2a, on Flickr



    old liverpool street by exacta2a, on Flickr

    This is number 16 Ged with the fancy windows.Piccolinos cafe now, next door is 16B.
    Google can`t make up it`s mind 16 Cook St is given as Piccolinos the a bit further down it`s the art shop
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    Nice one GD.

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    Great pics GD.

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    The Peter Ellis building is not piccolino's though but the one next door where Editions is on the 1st floor. The glass encased spiral staircase he's also famous for out the rear is the giveaway
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    It was the number I was puzzled by Ged
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    Aye, confusing on google maps I know
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