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    Thumbs up 2008 SKYLINE!

    Here is an image of what Liverpool will look like in 2008. I think it is very impressive and looks great seeing it all complete. Of course it will change even more with projects like KE tower.




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    Photographically speaking the Lime Street Tower ruins the shot. Its too close to St Johns Tower Better stock up now on images before the skyline has changed forever. The museum looks cool and I think it just about works.

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    The ship in the pic is the Lady of Mann which was sold to the Greek Saos Ferries in 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petecarr View Post
    Photographically speaking the Lime Street Tower ruins the shot. Its too close to St Johns Tower Better stock up now on images before the skyline has changed forever. The museum looks cool and I think it just about works.
    Maybe more objectionable is the King's Waterfront stadium in front of the Anglican Cathedral, like a couple of old training shoes.

    Those skyscrapers are going to detract from Liverpool's uniqueness and make the place look like Manhattan or Hong Kong. Ah well, I guess that's the price of progress.

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    Thanks for the pic, fantastic
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    Strange; they still show the Holliday Inn! You would have thought that the L1 developments would be up there as well as the rest!
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    The buildings might look better In 2008 when there done Instead of what they look like on an artists Impression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Maybe more objectionable is the King's Waterfront stadium in front of the Anglican Cathedral, like a couple of old training shoes.

    Those skyscrapers are going to detract from Liverpool's uniqueness and make the place look like Manhattan or Hong Kong. Ah well, I guess that's the price of progress.

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    I don't think they detract from our uniqueness, they add to it. Most if not all of the buildings shown are unique. The Mann Island buildings look great and fit in really well. Artist impressions never look as good as the real thing, I think it will look even better in reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petecarr View Post
    Photographically speaking the Lime Street Tower ruins the shot. Its too close to St Johns Tower Better stock up now on images before the skyline has changed forever. The museum looks cool and I think it just about works.
    From that angle. From another angle it may look further away. All in all, it looks AB FAB!!!

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    Makes a mockery of the argument that the Central Village second design was 'inappropriate' and 'too dominating'. The amanded stump design still towers over the area, yet has lost all style and grace. Instead of having a dominating, soaring, beautiful tower, we're going to have a dominating, ugly stump- the kind that makes people dislike tall buildings.

    Also, Malmaison isn't on that shot, or anything on Paradise Street.
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    I think it looks great,it will look even better with the tower on plot 3a Princes dock and the two towers on the site of the KE pub,Paradise Street will have an impact to with one park west (pelli tower) and whatever else is going there.All in all it's going to be a whole new experience on the ferry in a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyman View Post
    Makes a mockery of the argument that the Central Village second design was 'inappropriate' and 'too dominating'. The amanded stump design still towers over the area, yet has lost all style and grace. Instead of having a dominating, soaring, beautiful tower, we're going to have a dominating, ugly stump- the kind that makes people dislike tall buildings.

    Also, Malmaison isn't on that shot, or anything on Paradise Street.
    The theme of how buildings are planned and fit together reminds me of the situation with two museums here in Baltimore. The local city council rejected a design new museum building for the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House because it found it too big or not in keeping with nearby buildings. However, a couple of years later they allowed right next door a totally out of place and gargantuan facility: the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. The new museum dominates and dwarfs the 1793 house of Mary Pickersgill who made the Star-Spangled Banner in 1814 that flew over Fort McHenry when the British bombarded the city--and inspired the poem by Francis Scott Key that forms the lyrics today's U.S. national anthem. I have nothing against the idea of the new museum but the planning could have been done with more taste and sensitivity to an existing historic building and property.

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