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Liverpool - Mercantile City

Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The city and port of Liverpool are an exceptional testimony to the development of maritime mercantile culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. The port of Liverpool played a considerable role in the growth of the British Empire. Liverpool played an important role in the development of dock construction, port management and international trading systems in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City also played an leading role in Trans - Atlantic Slave Trade. Liverpool became the major port for the mass movement of people, millions of people emigrated from Europe to the United States of America and Canada. The White Star Line was among the first shipping companies to have passenger ships. The headquarters of the White Star Line were located in Liverpool. The White Star Line owned the Titanic. The balcony from which the fate of the Titanic was announced still exists. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City consist of six areas: Albert Dock, Stanley Dock, Pier Head, Duke's Street, the 'Commercial Quarter' / Castle street and the 'Cultural Quarter' / William Brown street, including St. George's Plateau. Albert Dock is home to Tate Liverpool, part of the Tate Galleries in London. The Royal Liver Building was the firts skyscraper in Great Britain, the Royal Liver Building is decorated with liver birds. The liver bird is the symbol of Liverpool. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City was included on the UNESCO Red List in 2012.

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Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: In the centre of Albert Dock rises the chimney of the Pump House. The city and Port of Liverpool...

Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: In the centre of Albert Dock rises the chimney of the Pump House. The city and Port of Liverpool are exceptional testimony to the development of maritime mercantile culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Port of Liverpool played a considerable role in the growth of the British Empire.

  1. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: In the centre of Albert Dock rises the chimney of the Pump House. The city and Port of Liverpool...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: In the centre of Albert Dock rises the chimney of the Pump House. The city and Port of Liverpool are exceptional testimony to the development of maritime mercantile culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Port of Liverpool played a considerable role in the growth of the British Empire.

  2. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Salthouse Dock was built in the period 1734-1753. The Salthouse Dock is the oldest existing dock in...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Salthouse Dock was built in the period 1734-1753. The Salthouse Dock is the oldest existing dock in Liverpool. Liverpool became the major port for the emigration of people from northern Europe to America. Liverpool was also the centre for the transatlantic slave trade. Liverpool was an important link between Europe and the New World. 

  3. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Albert Dock was opened in 1846 by Prince Albert. The Albert Dock was the first structure in Britain to...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Albert Dock was opened in 1846 by Prince Albert. The Albert Dock was the first structure in Britain to be built completely of cast iron, brick and stone. Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology. The port of Liverpool was also a pioneer in development of modern transport systems and port management. 

  4. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Albert Dock Traffic Office was built in 1846-1847. The Albert Dock Traffic Office is built of brick,...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Albert Dock Traffic Office was built in 1846-1847. The Albert Dock Traffic Office is built of brick, a remarkable feature is the cast iron Tuscan portico and frieze. The building was restored with the rest of Albert Dock in the 1980s. Now, it houses the International Slavery Museum, dedicated to the history of the transatlantic slave trade.

  5. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: When it was openened in 1846, the Albert Dock was considered a revolutionary docking siystem because...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: When it was openened in 1846, the Albert Dock was considered a revolutionary docking siystem because the ships were loaded and unloaded directly from and to the warehouses. The Albert Dock now houses shops, many visitor attractions, a Visitor Centre and Tate Liverpool, Tate Liverpool opened in 1988 and houses a collection of modern art.

  6. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Albert Dock Warehouses were opened in 1846-1847. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City consists of...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Albert Dock Warehouses were opened in 1846-1847. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City consists of six areas that are associated with the commercial port of Liverpool at the time of the greatest global influence of Britain.

  7. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: Albert Dock. The Port of Liverpool played a major role in the development of dock construction, port...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: Albert Dock. The Port of Liverpool played a major role in the development of dock construction, port management and international trading systems in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool also played a leading role in transatlantic slave trade and the major port for the mass movement of people, emigrants from Europe to the New World.

  8. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: Port of Liverpool Building is situated at Pier Head. The domed Head Office of the Mersey Docks and Harbour...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: Port of Liverpool Building is situated at Pier Head. The domed Head Office of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board was completed in 1907. The Port of Liverpool Building has cast iron gates and gate piers decorated with maritime symbols and lamp holders with naval monuments. 

  9. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Royal Liver Building and the Cunard Building. The Royal Liver Building was built in 1908-1911, at the...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Royal Liver Building and the Cunard Building. The Royal Liver Building was built in 1908-1911, at the time one of the tallest buildings in Europe, it  is notable as one of Britain's first multi-storey reinforced concrete framed buildings. The clock towers are mounted with copper Liver Birds, the symbol of Liverpool. The Cunard Building was built for the Cunard Shipping Company in 1913-1916, the building is decorated with sculptures of ship races from around the world.

  10. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Beatles Story is a museum, it features an impressive collection of memorabilia of the Beatles,...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Beatles Story is a museum, it features an impressive collection of memorabilia of the Beatles, including original musical instruments of the famous band, such as the New York piano of John Lennon and the drum kit of Ringo Star. The Beatles Story is situated on the waterfront of Albert Dock in Liverpool, the birthplace of the Beatles.

  11. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The India Building is an immense office block, it was built for the Blue Funnel...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The India Building is an immense office block, it was built for the Blue Funnel Line between 1924 and 1931, the design of the building was influenced by the Italian Renaissance style. The India Building has stripped classical façades. During World War II, the building was badly damaged by a bomb, but was later restored to its former beauty.

  12. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The County Sessions House, the courthouse was built between 1882 and 1884. It is situated on St....

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The County Sessions House, the courthouse was built between 1882 and 1884. It is situated on St. George's Plateau next to the Walker Art Gallery. Nowadays, the former courthouse is used for the staff offices and collections storage of the Walker Art Gallery. The building is not open to the public.

  13. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Walker Art Gallery was founded in 1877 and named after its principal benefactor Andrew Barclay Walker,...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Walker Art Gallery was founded in 1877 and named after its principal benefactor Andrew Barclay Walker, at that time Lord Mayor of Liverpool. The classical portico is the centerpiece of the exterior. The gallery is located on St. George's Plateau, it houses paintings, sculptures and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day. 

  14. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Humyak House in Duke Street, the 4-storey warehouse was built in 1864. The Humyak House still...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Humyak House in Duke Street, the 4-storey warehouse was built in 1864. The Humyak House still retains its complete hoist and cast iron shutters, it is a typical example of the warehouses of the Victorian era. The merchant's houses and warehouses around Duke Street belong to the UNESCO World Heritage: Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City.

  15. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Piermasters House. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City became an UNESCO World Heritage in...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Piermasters House. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City includes six areas with commercial buildings, civic and public buildings, St. George's Plateau, Pier Head, Wapping Dock, Salthouse Dock, Canning Half Tide Dock, Stanley Dock and Albert Dock.

  16. Liverpool - Mercantile City - The Neoclassical building of the World Museum Liverpool and Central Library was built on the St. George's Plateau between 1857 and 1860. The...

    The Neoclassical building of the World Museum Liverpool and Central Library was built on the St. George's Plateau between 1857 and 1860. The World Museum Liverpool houses amazing collections, such as Egyptian mummies and casts of dinosaur bones. The buildings on the St. George's Plateau are part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City.

  17. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: St. George Hall was built in 1840-1855. St. George Hall is built in Grecian style externally with a...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: St. George Hall was built in 1840-1855. St. George Hall is built in Grecian style externally with a Roman interior. The Great Hall has a Minton tiled floor and a Great Organ. The small Concert Room was often visited by Charles Dickens, a popular English novelist of the Victorian era. The St. George Hall is situated on St. George's Plateau.

  18. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Victoria monument is situated on Derby Square in Liverpool, on the site of the former Liverpool Castle....

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Victoria monument is situated on Derby Square in Liverpool, on the site of the former Liverpool Castle. The neo-Baroque monument was sculpted by Charles John Allen and it is his most ambitious work. The monument was unveiled in 1906. The monument features 26 figures, the central figure portrays Queen Victoria in her later years.

  19. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpoo l- Maritime Mercantile City: The chimney of the Pump House mirroring in the water of the Albert Dock, the heart of the Port of Liverpool....

    Liverpoo l- Maritime Mercantile City: The chimney of the Pump House mirroring in the water of the Albert Dock, the heart of the Port of Liverpool. Nowadays, the Albert Dock is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Liverpool and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the UK. Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

  20. Liverpool - Mercantile City - Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Dock Wall and the main entrance gate into Clarence dock. The wall was built of red brick with...

    Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City: The Dock Wall and the main entrance gate into Clarence dock. The wall was built of red brick with sandstone copings. The purpose of the Dock Wall was to control rather than prevent access from the town into the docks. In the 19th century, the monumental gateways with the wooden gates made the docks into a fortress-like stronghold.