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Liverpool Central Library: the main staircase

RIBA Ref No RIBA135264
Architect/DesignerAustin-Smith Lord
Artist/PhotographerDavis, Bill
CountryUK: England
CityLiverpool
Subject Date2013
Image Date2018
ViewInterior | Worm's-eye
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceDavis DSC_1210
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditBill Davis / RIBA Collections
SubjectLamps, lighting fixtures ; Domes ; Libraries ; Stairs
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.
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