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North John Street Ventilation Station Horse Head

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

On the opposite side of North John Street from the Royal Insurance Building is one of the ventilation shafts for the Mersey Road Tunnel. It’s not as grand an affair as the Georges Dock Ventilation Tower and Central Station with its statues and other decoration but it does merit Grade II listing. It’s quite a […]

Speed – the Modern Mercury

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Above the main door into the Georges Dock Ventialation Tower and Central Station is this statue: Speed – the Modern Mercury. The relief in Portland Stone (one of my favourite construction materials) is seven meters tall including the base. It was designed by Herbert J. Rowse and the sculptor was Edmund C. Thompson assisted by George T. Capstick.

Georges Dock Ventilation Tower Liver Bird

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I’ve not had a chance to take my camera out at lunch time at work recently so here is a picture I took a while ago. It’s of a decorative Liver Bird on one side of the art deco Georges Dock Ventilation Tower (sometimes called the Mersey Tunnel Building) in Liverpool near the Three Graces. The detail on the bird itself appears to have been eroded by the elements but other elements are still crisp.

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