Liverpool Central Library: the domed ceiling of the old reading room
|Library Reference||Davis DSC_1215A|
|Credit||Bill Davis / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Lamps, lighting fixtures ; Libraries ; Domes ; Ceilings|
NOTES The Central Library, Liverpool (aka the William Brown Library) and Museum were built 1860, designed by John Weightman. Badly bombed in 1941, they were rebuilt behind the facade, reopening in 1961. This has all been demolished and a new library inserted behind the facade by Austin-Smith Lord. But the circular domed library, known as the Picton Reading Room (1879) which survived the bombing has been preserved in the new structure, as seen here.
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