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    Default The Demise Of Concourse House

    Finally we are seeing the demolition of this infamous Lime Street 'landmark'...

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    I was sitting on the bus the other day going past the building when a couple of ladies behind me were discussing the building. One used to work there and remembered it being a 'sick building syndrome' and was hated by the workers.

    The contractors have certainly had their money's worth when it's come to the time frame of dropping the building - we needed the late Fred Dibnah to come along, saw a couple of legs off and drop it in his usual perfect manner!

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    Ah excellent! Finally that horrid concrete monstrosity is gone! Here's hoping that whatever is to take its place is a sight better than that!

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    Passed there today - there's about five floors to go. An ugly building, which really was a blot, along with those grotty shops that have now gone too. I can't wait to see the finished product. I seem to remember that when the shops and tower was built, there was a lot of opposition, because the building would block off the view of Lime Street Station's facade. Does anyone know when this was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkhilly View Post
    Passed there today - there's about five floors to go. An ugly building, which really was a blot, along with those grotty shops that have now gone too. I can't wait to see the finished product. I seem to remember that when the shops and tower was built, there was a lot of opposition, because the building would block off the view of Lime Street Station's facade. Does anyone know when this was?

    Was it around 1969 - 70?

    Was Concourse House ever fully let in its existance?

    Always appeared to have "To Let" signs up?

    Should it have been built?

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    Pics uploaded on my site below showing it and St. John's beacon newly completed (post war b&w page) and almost down (buildings page)

    Come and gone in half a generation. So much for 60s planners then.
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    I for one am sorry to see it knocked down.






























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    Default no it's gone :(

    i'm sad to see this unique building go it had a completely sound structure and a lot of potential eg major refurb money has been wasted pulling it down to replace with nothing waste of a good building!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andymccabe13 View Post
    i'm sad to see this unique building go it had a completely sound structure and a lot of potential eg major refurb money has been wasted pulling it down to replace with nothing waste of a good building!
    It was a nicely designed and well proportioned building. The widows protruded giving a nice effect. I like it. It was just shabby that all, with an awful aspect a street level. All that could have easily been rectified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Pics uploaded on my site below showing it and St. John's beacon newly completed (post war b&w page) and almost down (buildings page)

    Come and gone in half a generation. So much for 60s planners then.
    And here it is being built in 1967/8. This is from the 'Liverpool City Centre Plan, Progress & Strategy Report 1968'. St Johns Precinct is also under construction in the foreground.


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