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    Thought I would post an update of the canal, since things seem to be happening around that area rather quickly, now the cruise liner terminal is nearly finnished, and beetham west!
    picture above shows roof section being put in place which once the concrete is poured will become the area where that plinth was before.
    The shangi restraunt, according to skyscrapercity, cannot yet be fully demolished due to asbestos contaminants.
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    I've always been in favour of this development. Shame it was used as an excuse to f*ck up the Mathew St. Festival. I think it will have a positive impact in encouraging further development along its route thru' the north end. I read somewhere there are about 4,500 narrowboats on the canal so there is potential for many to visit the Albert Dock. I think you get some kind of plaque off British Waterways if you travel the full 170 miles, or whatever, of the canal. Anyway I'm lookin' forward to seeing it completed. We should have had more projects like this and the museum.

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    More of the old ferry terminal was demolished today, (see above), next month if all goes to plan, (and it usually doesnt in the building world), laser lighting will be installed along parts of the water front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kat2 View Post
    More of the old ferry terminal was demolished today, (see above), next month if all goes to plan, (and it usually doesnt in the building world), laser lighting will be installed along parts of the water front.
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    Tell us more about the laser lighting Kat,are these permanent or are they to do with CoC? Are they to be placed on prominent buildings etc? Any links.

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    hi, there are several links associated with the lighting program
    but heres a start to the most recent one, May 2007
    http://www.nwda.co.uk/news--events/p...-to-light.aspx
    Mersey to be made into River of LightJan 30 2004

    By Louise Davies Daily Post Staff

    LIGHTING designers from around the world are being invited to submit plans that will illuminate the River Mersey
    http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0...name_page.html
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    this is the link about the laser lighting
    5) Cross-river lasers - Innovative lighting displays to showcase Liverpool'sworld-famous waterfront, with laser shows linking Liverpool and Birkenhead. The first show will coincide with the launch of the new cruiseliner facility in September.
    More about the above proposals here
    http://www.merseywaterfront.com/pres...D=15&AssetID=4
    the above were poposals submitted march 2007

    More Herehttp://www.projecting.co.uk/ETC/Proj...liverpool.html
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    Thanks Kat I think it's a great idea,St Georges Hall looks brilliant there.

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    WORK has started in Liverpool on the final phase of the ambitious scheme to build Britain’s first new canal for over a century.



    Canal Link:


    Engineering work costing £5.4m will see the new canal route created through the central docks section to the north of the Pier Head as part of the £20m Liverpool Canal Link.

    For the first time in over a century, canal boats will be able to navigate the 127-mile Leeds-Liverpool canal straight into the heart of the Albert Dock system.

    British Waterways regeneration manager Martin Clarke said progress on the overall canal link is now visible.

    Mr Clarke added: “The central docks section will link the Pier Head to the end of the existing canal at Stanley Dock.

    “We’re working closely with Peel Holdings (owner of Liverpool docks), and this partnership will continue as their own exciting plans for regeneration of the waterfront continue to evolve.”

    A new section of canal will be created through Trafalgar dock and the northern end of West Waterloo dock that were in-filled in the 1990s, along with the construction of a new crossing at the dock passage between Trafalgar and West Waterloo docks.

    Dredging of the channel from West Waterloo dock to Princes dock will also take place.

    The footbridge at Prince’s dock will be raised and a new fixed bridge and lock implemented, as well as an extension to the section of canal tunnel that was built earlier this year by Liverpool City Council as part of the cruise liner facility project.

    The central docks section, which is being built by contractors Pierse, is expected to be ready in autumn 2008, with the entire canal scheduled for completion at the end of the year.

    A British Waterways spokesman said: “The construction will bring major economic benefits to Liverpool, echoing a time past when the city’s docks were a tranship hub for inland waterways’ freight.”

    Funding for the £20m new waterway has come from the Northwest Regional Development Agency, Merseyside Objective 1 programme (European Regional Development Fund), English Partnerships, Peel Holdings and British Waterways.

    The Pier Head in Liverpool is already closed off to enable construction work on the canal link to be carried out.

    When the waterway is opened it will cut across the Pier Head, close to the new Museum of Liverpool transforming the area into a visitor destination of international quality.
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    Default Princess dock is dammed!

    Digger Completes Damming Of Princess Dock







    Princess Dock Drains Allowing Canal Work To Continue





    Canal Work In Princess Dock Alongside The Crowne Plaza








    Canal Outside The Liver Buildings With The New Museum In The Background







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    Good picturtes of the progress of the canal.

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    I agree, great pics. There seems to have been significant progress in the construction of both the canal link and new museum since I was last down there a couple of months ago. Do we know when these projects are scheduled for completion?

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    thanks for the comments, heres one i forgot to upload yesterday...



    princes dock drained allowing canal work to progress

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    Taken from by the old floating bridge looking north.








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    I can't make out what they are doing in Princes Dock. It looks like a concrete wall to be under the water. The dock looks in parts to have been deepened. Or are they reclaiming land?
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    BRITAIN’S first new canal for more than a century will be finished within a month. As these stunning pictures show, the channel of the £21m Liverpool Canal Link has already been carved through the city’s waterfront. Read
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    I can't make out what they are doing in Princes Dock. It looks like a concrete wall to be under the water. The dock looks in parts to have been deepened. Or are they reclaiming land?
    I want to know why they are doing it too. It must be cheaper to dredge the already existing dock then to dig out a channel and concrete it up.

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    I want to know why they are doing it too. It must be cheaper to dredge the already existing dock then to dig out a channel and concrete it up.
    Yep. Then sea going vessels can enter. But it looks like the dock from side to side has been deepened, not just where the concrete walls are.

    The depths look deep enough for sea going vessels, not just canal boats.
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    Exactly. Where the canal link hit the Princes dock, why not just leave that part at full dock width/depth with berthing/mooring facilities alongside even. It was all already there at that point.
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    Exactly. Where the canal link hit the Princes dock, why not just leave that part at full dock width/depth with berthing/mooring facilities alongside even. It was all already there at that point.
    Princes half Tide Dock is to canal boat depths - only just been filled in. The river locks are inoperative and large vessels cannot enter the half tide dock to get into Princes Dock proper. So why have they deepened the dock at the Liver buildings end? Why go to all this expense of a deep under-dock canal lined with concrete walls?

    Dredgers can't enter the docks so they can't be dredged. They can only be drained and excavated by road vehicles. They are landlocked.
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    All that work for a little concrete channel for narrow boats.
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    And looking the other way,that stagnant water is giving off a very powerful smell this weather
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    Why the boats just couldn't have used the full dock at that point in their journey I don't know.
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    I can't quite figure out from the pics what they doing. It looks like it is to full dock depths.
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    Heres some photos i took at the weekend, in some places the canal tunnel now has its roof on. As you can see in the last photograph near the side of the 'Crowne Plaza' Hotel.






















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    There is a liitle bit of good with the canal link .In the Waterloo Dock water levels have dropped and small islands are appearing making room for geese ,ducks,swans and various other birds to nest.Here`s a family of geese
    going back to the dock after paddling in rain puddles all day today
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    Beginner`s pool on Waterloo Dock wall
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    Liverpool`s nature reserve?
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    Fantastic pics amazing how those birds stay around amidst the all the upheaval - so cute

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    It looks like they are going to use the existing wall in Waterloo Dock in the link
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