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Royal Liver Building Liverpool

Standing tall, the Royal Liver Building is best known for being a dominate figure in Liverpool’s world-famous skyline.

Located at the Pier Head, this iconic Grade I listed building overlooks the River Mersey and is also one third of the city’s Three Graces. Its neighbours that complete the trio are the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool building.

Built in 1911, the Royal Liver building at that time was the tallest building in Europe, classing it as Europe’s first skyscraper and one of the first building in the world built using reinforced concrete.

The Royal Liver Building stands at 98.2 m (322 ft) tall to the top of the spires, and 50.9 m (167 ft) to the main roof and is now only the joint-fifth tallest structure in the City of Liverpool.

One of the most recognisable landmarks in the city, it is also home to Liverpool’s Liver Birds Bertie and Bella designed by Carl Bernard Bartels. The birds who watch over the city and the sea, re eighteen feet high, ten feet long and themselves carry in their beaks an intricately cast sprig of seaweed.

Crowned by a pair of clock towers, the clock faces are 7.6 m (25 ft) in diameter, larger than those of London’s famous landmark, the Great Westminster Clock.

In October 2016, the building was put up for sale for the first time in its history, with the owner instructed CBRE Group to list the sale with a guide price of more than £40m.

A Luxembourg-based investment group, Corestate Capital, bought the building for £48 million in February 2017 along with Everton F.C. majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri. Moshiri plans to run Everton’s affairs from the building and have his own office to include a view of the new stadium on Bramley Moore Dock.

2019 welcomed a new visitor attraction Royal Liver Building 360, the attraction seen the building open to the public. RLB360 offers visitors the chance to tour the West Clock Tower of the building for the first time in over 108 years of history.

The journey begins at the lower ground floor visitor centre where you can learn about the building’s history. There is also a guided tour of the tenth and thirteenth floors, where you can enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the Liverpool skyline and experience a world-class digital projection show inside the historic clock tower.

It is also home to Royal Liver building Venue, which hosts everything from fashion shows, corporate meetings, product launches, weddings and parties.

Visit www.royalliverbuilding.com

READ MORE: A tale of the Liver Birds & the Hidden Birds of the City

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