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    There is no place for Britannia, Sailors Home or Custom House,
    midst the steel and glass monstrosities of the modern home of Scouse.



    Reduced to road paving rubble, eh? Lovely , just feckin lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    St George's Hall, south pediment, with Britainia in the middle holding a olive branch in her left hand, and a spear in her right. At her left side is a lion, and at her feet, Neptune indicating her dominion over the sea.

    Sorry, cropped image.

    From memory the pediment shown is the one facing Lime Street. The pediment missing its sculpture is the one facing St Georges Place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydoolan View Post
    From memory the pediment shown is the one facing Lime Street. The pediment missing its sculpture is the one facing St Georges Place.
    Mickey, St. George's Hall only has one pediment. It faces south on to St. George's Place, as shown earlier.
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    That had me thinking......but you're right Dazza,only one pediment,(arrowed)and yes Mickey,it was facing St.George's place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Oh that part of it. Hadn't it started falling on ppl ?

    I'm sure the bit in the echo I read (or it might have been someone on here) mentioned about a replacement with a different scene.

    Found something about it from the post

    http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/...4375-22670919/
    That's interesting,"it was broken up for road fill" so I wonder where they got the cast from,that I saw in the "Echo" article,which wasn't so long ago??? Smells a bit like selective amnesia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    That had me thinking......but you're right Dazza,only one pediment,(arrowed)and yes Mickey,it was facing St.George's place!
    Yes, with it being called the south pediment you'd expect another one? I had to check myself also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    The biggest problem is people just don't care.
    They umm an arrr but very rarely do anything.
    Shame but that is modern life
    They only care about football. Look at the cafuffle over Everton moving to Kirkby. Peel filled in historic water spaces and few cared. An IKEA look-a-like shed was built on an in-filled Kings Dock (dates from the 1700s) and they thought it was wonderful. It is easy to label Liverpudlians philistines.

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    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


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    I've always felt that Liverpool's heritage was sold lock, stock...to the nearest developer, with not that much resistance. The council were too afraid to reject proposals in the difficult decades, eyeing-up much needed revenues, at the cost of losing what we now call heritage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    I've always felt that Liverpool's heritage was sold lock, stock...to the nearest developer, with not that much resistance. The council were too afraid to reject proposals in the difficult decades, eyeing-up much needed revenues, at the cost of losing what we now call heritage.
    What is done is done and cannot be reversed. It is what we do from now on.
    • The dock waters must need protecting to stop sharp developers desecrating them - Liverpool and Birkenhead.
    • The transport policy must be towards extending the underground/metro using the tunnels available
    • Roads must be cut back with money spent on rapid-transit rail
    • Many roads in the centre/docks must be paved over - The Strand comes to mind
    • Quality iconic buildings must be built like a new Philharmonic Hall in the docks - the head of the Phil proposed.
    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
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    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
    longer of special interest to anyone, least of all the
    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


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    Default Rescue plan for the Wellington Rooms in jeopardy?

    The Heritage Works building trust which had been planning a project to conserve the Wellington Rooms on Mount Pleasant, has announced that owing to lack of funding it will close its offices and lay off staff.

    http://www.heritageworks.co.uk/news.htm

    It isn't clear what effect this will have on the proposed rescue plan for the Wellington Rooms which involved adapting them for use as a National Dance Centre for North West England. The building, which was most recently used as the Liverpool Irish Centre until the late 1990's, is apparently in a very poor state inside, and it remains on the English Heritage At Risk Register:-

    http://risk.english-heritage.org.uk/...type=all&crit=

    The Wellington Rooms is one of the glories of the Greek Revival style of architecture in Liverpool, and I personally have many happy memories of events at the Irish Centre. I dearly hope that this latest setback isn't as bad as it appears.

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