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The Tower Building

Situated behind the Liver Building is another steel framed building designed by the same architect, the Tower Building.

Many years ago Liverpool had both a castle and a fortified tower, the tower being owned by the Stanley family, Earls of Derby, used as their town residence. The tower was aquired by the Corporation in the early 19th century and then demolished. The Tower Building now stands on the original site at the bottom of Water Street. Built in 1906 the crenelated turrets are a symbolic allusion to the original structure.

The Tower Building

Situated behind the Liver Building is another steel framed building designed by the same architect, the Tower Building.

Many years ago Liverpool had both a castle and a fortified tower, the tower being owned by the Stanley family, Earls of Derby, used as their town residence. The tower was aquired by the Corporation in the early 19th century and then demolished. The Tower Building now stands on the original site at the bottom of Water Street. Built in 1906 the crenelated turrets are a symbolic allusion to the original structure.

comments (5)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Nov 2007, 10:07
This is a laid back shot smile Great detail - is there a reason why the bottom of the building where it hits pavement level is missing?
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, there is a lot of roadworks on-going at the moment and I did nott feel like including it, hence the slightly high viewpoint.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 23 Nov 2007, 13:05
It's a strong-looking building, Les. And you know I'm loving that sky!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, appreciate the comment.
It's years since I've been to Liverpool. Your pictures make me want to visit Les.
Les Auld: No doubt you would find great changes if you were to visit. Thanks for th comment Bill.
Interesting photo Les - I particulary like the rhs where the reflection of the sky makes it look like a Hollywood facade for a film set. Or perhaps a ruined castle where only one wall is left in could condition - sorry I am rambling.
Les Auld: Keep on rambling, entertaining at least, thanks for the comment Mike.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 23 Nov 2007, 23:53
You did well to get all the building in, if I remember you can't get too far away on the other side.

Duh! Why is it that Liverpool always got rid of historic buildings? I hadn't realised they'd done it so long ago.
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, you are right it is quite difficult, I had to wait until I got my wide angle zoom to get this.

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