A clock tower of the Royal Liver Building and the dome of the Port of Liverpool Building, Pier Head, Liverpool
|Architect/Designer||Briggs & Wolstenholme|
|Hobbs, Frederick Brice (1862-1944)|
|Thomas, Walter Aubrey (1859-1934)|
|Thornely, Sir Arnold (1870-1953)|
|Credit||James Newton / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Clock towers ; Domes ; Skyscrapers ; Concrete ; Riverside buildings ; Docks ; Office buildings ; Towers|
NOTES: The design for the Port of Liverpool Building (formerly Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Offices, more commonly known as the Dock Office) was won in competition by Briggs & Wolstenholme with Arnold Thornely and F. B. Hobbs. Built in 1904-1907, the structure is of steel encased in concrete, with a facing of Portland stone. The Royal Liver Building, designed in Edwardian Baroque style as the headquarters of the Royal Liver Assurance group by Walter Aubrey Thomas, was built in 1908-1911. It was the first reinforced concrete building to be built in the UK.
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