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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool

RIBA Ref No RIBA137291
Architect/DesignerGibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Artist/PhotographerMcGuinness, Ryan
CountryUK: England
CityLiverpool
Subject Date1967
Image Date2019
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceMcGuinness 10 Liverpool Cathedral
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditRyan McGuinness / RIBA Collections
SubjectCathedrals ; Belfries, bell towers ; Round buildings
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.
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