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Liverpool, England City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

Liverpool, England City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

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This panoramic photograph of Liverpool was taken by Christopher Gjevre and features downtown as seen looking across the River Mersey. Liverpool's tallest building is the 40-story West Tower-Liverpool. The building lit in yellow is New Hall Place, also known as the Royal & SunAlliance Building. The Royal Liver Building, with its two spires, features the world's largest clock faces at 25 feet in diameter. Liverpool Cathedral is lit to the far right. Beginning in 1715 with the building of its first dock, this port city became one of the wealthiest cities in the world through maritime trade. Much of the architecture reflects this period of prosperity.
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Liverpool, England Skyline Pictures

Founded as a borough in 1207, Liverpool is the sixth-most populated city in England with a metro area home to over 2 million residents. Historically part of Lancashire, the urbanization of the city was a direct result of its development into a major English port. Trade included routes from the West Indies, Ireland and mainland Europe. Surprisingly, by the 1800s, over 40% of international trade crossed Liverpool docks.

The eclectic designs Liverpool architecture suggests the innovative spirit of the city. The birthplace of many modern innovations, Liverpool residents invented many engineering marvels in construction and transportation in use today, such as skyscrapers, railways and ferries.

Downtown Liverpool photos showcase its variety of skyscrapers lit with dazzling lights at night, reflected in the waters of the River Mersey. The tallest building shown in our Liverpool skyline pictures is West Tower, reaching 459 feet in height. Office tenants proclaim that panoramic views from the office allow them to view to as far as Blackpool on clear days. New Hall Place, also known as "The Capital" and the "Royal & SunAlliance Building", is easily identified at night as it is lit bright yellow. Another famous sight is the Three Graces: the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building at the Pier Head.

Liverpool pictures continue to display a metro area with strong influence in international commerce thanks to its status as a cornerstone in maritime trade. Noted for its rich architectural heritage, Liverpool skyline pictures are of great importance to a multitude of architecture styles from around the world. With many locations given World Heritage Site status, Liverpool will continue to hold the fascination of lovers of fine architecture for years to come.

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