Wouldn’t you think they would be a little cautious proclaiming another new skyscraper this time a 54 storey stretched shoebox in the sky.... on a site of an old pub that only had enough room for a couple of billiard tables. The old King Edward site. This is the World Heritage Site Buffer Zone. http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/tallest-tower-in-liverpool-redesigned-again/5213922.article
But both the Government’s architecture watchdog CABE and neighbouring landowner Peel objected. The application was withdrawn and never went to planning committee. http://www.cabe.org.uk/design-review/king-edward-street read the full review.
Now the King Edward consortium is optimistic of getting widespread approval.
They have been in prolonged talks with Liverpool Vision and Liverpool City Council over how the tower will fit into the landscape and work with future projects like Peel’s Liverpool Waters.
Last week, CABE was shown the revised plans and is expected to publish its official response in the coming weeks.
Its reaction to the first designs was damning and it urged the council to throw them out.
It said while it agreed with the principle of putting a tall building on the run-down site, the old plans had “confused architectural expression” and “low ambitions for sustainability”.
Well it is strange that Peel object as their plans to cancel the Panamax Terminal and concentrate on building blocks of flats that nobody wants to live in is exactly the same lack of common sense that we see here. Where are all the people coming from to fill them?
Architects Leach Rhodes Walker, who were also behind Liverpool’s Malmaison hotel, are being asked to include a high-level restaurant with a public viewing deck.
Jonothan Brown a council member of the Merseyside Civic Society is working for town planners doing landscaping….so there will be no objections from them.
Today is a rebranding of the, overpriced, at 60p, Daily Ghost. They say; Daily Post Editor Mark Thomas on our exciting new daily package http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2010/02/08/a-new-look-and-some-new-writers-for-your-liverpool-daily-post-newspaper-92534-25784079/
WELCOME to the first edition of the new-look Liverpool Daily Post.
The innovative design we have implemented from today is aimed at delivering more stories, more and better background, analysis and comment, and presenting everything to you in an even more accessible way.
The Daily Post will continue to set the agenda with its probing journalism, keeping you in touch with all the important developments in the life of our city region. You have responded very positively to the increase in national and international news we have introduced in recent weeks, and that is something we will continue to develop.
Probing Journalism you just have to laugh.
It looks the same of garbage contained within to me.
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