This week has seen the celebration of the centenary of the Royal Liver Building. Quite rightly, there has been a huge amount of media coverage. However, one thing struck me, in nearly all these articles the Liver Building is described as a 'gothic-style' building.

Now I don't consider myself to be uneducated in architecture but contrary I am by no means an expert I always thought Gothic was many big windows, long columns, flying butresses, delicate tracery and lots and lots of points and spikes.

I can't see any of these features on the Liver Building. Its clearly not a gothic building. So what is it?


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Neo-Baroque? Art Deco? What do you think?