Royal Liver Building

The Royal Liver Building is a massive multi-storey construction that rises 18 feet up the clock towers where you can find the mythical Liver Birds - the symbol of the city. The clocks are nearly 25 feet in diameter and the largest in Britain. The Royal Liver building was completed in 1911 and designed by Walter A. Thomas.

The Liverpool birds, made of copper, are a cross between an eagle and a cormorant. You will find the statue of Edward VII on the foreground. The clocks on the Royal Liver building are 25 feet in diameter and the largest electrically driven clocks in the country. They were intended to aid ships in telling the time as they passed en route the river.

The Royal Liver building is probably one of the most photographed buildings in Liverpool and has been the office of the Royal Liver Friendly Society since its inauguration.

This structure in Liverpool rises on the Liverpool horizon as one of the early examples of multi-storey reinforced concrete constructions in the world. This was a forerunner to skyscrapers in Britain. Situated on a vantage spot on the waterfront of Liverpool, the Royal Liver Building has become one of the landmarks to be lit up as part of the City of Lights initiative. Nearly ?85,000 has been spent on installation of floodlights and special lamps around the Pier Head building.

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