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Royal Liver Building

Identification

Royal Liver Building
the Liver Building, Royal Liver Assurance Building
110844

Map

Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
composite structure
concrete
applied masonry

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The Liver Building is crowned by two 5.5m (18ft) tall copper Liver Birds, the symbol of Liverpool. Legend says that if the birds ever fly away, Liverpool will cease to exist.
  • When built in 1911, the Liver Building was widely reported to be Britain's first skyscraper. Built using a composite steel and concrete structure, it was revolutionary in many ways and still remains the dominant building on Liverpool's waterfront.
  • At 25 feet in diameter, the building's clock faces are the largest in Britain.
  • The Royal Liver Building is one of Liverpool's Three Graces, along with the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.
  • At least one clock face can be read from all parts of the city with the one facing the Mersey visible from the Wirral.

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Location

Pier Head
L3
United Kingdom

Technical Data

322.01 ft
322.01 ft
166.99 ft
301.02 ft
177.00 ft
13
1908
1911
12

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

elevator supplier, general contractor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
  • Clock(s) displayed on the outside