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Anglican Cathedral Of course, in order to feel the magnificent atmosphere of Liverpool, one needs to visit this place, walk on charming streets of the historical center, visit local cafes, and enjoy the look of the local landmarks - Port of Liverpool Building, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, St. Georges Hall, Wellingtons Column, Anfield and many others. In order to make your virtual tour to the city more interactive, we offer an unusual opportunity to fly over every notable landmark of Liverpool. Simply start the video, and use the full-screen mode. Each landmark comes with extra information, containing a collection of interesting facts and a photo gallery. Let’s go!

Port of Liverpool Building, Liverpool

» The Port consists of several buildings. They symbolized the commercial prosperity and global significance of the Port.
»  Some of its parts are located on the shore. Three buildings are used for administrative purposes. They are close to the Ventilating Tower and the part of the wall panel of the house.
»  There are monuments, one of which reminds of the dead engineers from Titanic.
»  In the southern part, there is the Albert Dock with port and storage rooms. It was the first time when wood had not been used for the construction. It was built only of bricks, concrete, and metal. Here, hydraulic crane was tested for lifting heavy materials.
»  In the building of the Port, you can also visit the Tate Gallery, the Maritime Museum, and the exhibition dedicated to The Beatles.
»  There is the Stanley Dock with working mooring points and port facilities. The rectangular building built of red bricks in 1848 looks really impressive.
»  It will also attract with the Tobacco Storage. It is one of the biggest brick buildings in the world.
»  The exterior of the official building Port of Liverpool Building is decorated with a lot of columns, curly windows, and statues.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool

» The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King belongs to the Roman Catholic Church.
»  The issue of its construction had arisen in the 30s. It is related to the increased population of the city.
»  The round foundation of the cathedral stretches in a cone with a glass top. The cathedral accommodates 2 000 parishioners.
»  There are prayer seats on marble pedestals. They surround the altar of white marble.
»  The ceiling narrows to the top. There are colorful glass windows at the edges.
»  The round building has a diameter of 59 m. Its total area is 10 000 m2.
»  The dome of the cult construction is a truncated cone, resembles a crown and a pointed tower. It is made of glass.
»  Decorative elements were made specifically for the Metropolitan Cathedral.
»  The organ consists of 4 565 pipes.
»  Upon the order of the royal family, the construction lasted 5 years, from 1962 to 1967. The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is a working parish church.
»  This cathedral won the global competition for design projects.

St. Georges Hall, Liverpool

» In 1836, the campaign on supporting the construction of the cultural institution was launched. This complex should consist of several sectors of art history orientation.
»  The contest was won by the 25-year-old architect. The new building was opened in 1854.
»  The entrance to the St. George’s Hall is decorated with the sculpture of Benjamin Disraeli. Benjamin Disraeli was a writer and a political figure.
»  Statues of famous people who contributed much to the cultural development of the country remind of the purpose of the building.
»  The exhibition and concert center consists of halls and rooms with an inimitable design. Columns of red granite uphold the dome.
»  There is a big organ (1855) in the north wing.
»  These premises are allocated for different purposes depending on the circumstances.
»  It was the first time when the universal heating and ventilation system was developed for such a huge building. Big three-meter boilers are serviced by dozens of workers.
»  The St. George’s Hall is also famous for the fact that writer Dickens read his works here. When Liverpool gained capital status in 2007, the drummer of the Beatles performed some songs on the roof.

Wellingtons Column, Liverpool

» The granite memorial was constructed in honor of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, with the support of the citizens. The construction dates back to 1865.
»  The monumental Wellington's Column looks like a pedestal and a corrugated column on it. The rectangular foundation with 169 steps is made of sandstone. The column itself is granite. There is an integrated bronze plate at the sides of the 132-meter obelisk. There are also bronze eagles in the corners. The plate in the southern part depicts the last battle of Waterloo. Other sides depict the last fights of the English soldier.
»  The prolonged column narrows to the top. On the platform, there is the sculpture of the legendary political figure. The copper statue was made of the trophy weapon left by the enemy after the battle.
»  The sculpture of the leader points at the place where the legendary battle took place.
»  The memorial Wellington’s Column is aimed at reminding of the historical event taking place in one of the settlements of Waterloo. It was the battle between Napoleon’s army and allied countries’ troops.

Anfield, Liverpool

» Anfield is a sports center in Liverpool. Football matches between English clubs are held here.
»  Four stands accommodate over 54 thousand football fans. The highest capacity (61 905 spectators) was recorded in 1952.
»  After the tragedy happened at one of the stadiums that resulted in the death of about a hundred fans, seats for spectators appeared at Anfield.
»  You can enter the territory of the sports ground through two gates. They are named after Liverpool coaches.
»  The full-fledged owner of the stadium is the Fenway Sports Group Company.
»  Initially, the land belonged to the owner of the brewery. He provided his consent for holding sports competitions in the plot for a fee. Then, the football pitch was built here.
»  The first match took place in 1884.
»  The first stand had a red and white facade. Then, it was made of wood and corrugated iron. The Kemlyn Road stand became console, which means that it was covered with polymeric coating. Its construction cost £350 000.
»  There is a closed dome above the stands.
»  The total area of the pitch is 101х68 m.
»  You can enter it only through the turnstile by the ID card.

Radio City Tower, Liverpool

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Facts: » The Radio City Tower is a 10-meter device that receives radio waves. The 138-meter St. John’s Beacon Tower is not only a historical monument, but also an excellent way to view the city and all its surroundings.
»  The Radio City has owned the building since 1969, which is proved by the inscription on one of the walls.
»  Originally, the construction should serve as a ventilation trunk but it was not used for these purposes.
»  Queen Elizabeth II visited the opening ceremony.
»  Initially, the skyscraper was called the St. John’s Beacon. There was a restaurant turning around its axes. Nowadays, it does not work.
»  In 1999, The Radio City Tower was equipped with modern appliances and a receiving unit. The Radio and TV Tower serves as a broadcast center.
»  The turning facade and the floor have remained unchangeable. Today, the turning glazed platform is an observation one. You can reach it by high-speed lift. There are business offices and conference rooms in it.
»  The worker of the radio station can take you on a sightseeing tour. You can watch the studio working through the window.
»  The renovation of the building in 1999 cost £5000000. The main material used during the renovation was concrete.
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