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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: pyramid of one of the heavy concrete roofs over Lutyens''s cantilvered staircase to the crypt in the foreground with the cathedral behind
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Ref No RIBA2554-10
Title Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool: pyramid of one of the heavy concrete roofs over Lutyens's cantilvered staircase to the crypt in the foreground with the cathedral behind
Designer
Frederick Gibberd & Partners
Lutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
Artist
Snoek, Henk (1915-1980)
Country UK: England
Town/City Liverpool
Subject Date 1967
Image Date 1967
View Exterior
Style Modern Movement
Medium Negative
Colour / B&W Black & white
Credit Henk Snoek / RIBA Library Photographs Collection
Notes NOTES:
In 1930 Sir Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to design the second Roman Catholic cathedral to contrast with the Gothic Revival Anglican cathedral of Giles Gilbert Scott being erected on the other end of Hope Street from 1904. Construction on Lutyens's massive structure began in 1933 but was suspended in 1941 due to wartime restrictions. Work recommenced on the crypt in 1956 and it was completed in 1958. Thereafter Lutyens's design was considered onerously expensive and was abandoned with only the crypt complete.