Liverpool is Thriving

"It's the fabric, stupid," says writer Stephen Bayley, referring to Liverpool's return to the world stage thanks to a combination of great historic bones and a new influx of exciting architecture.

After a precipitous decline for decades, writer Stephen Bayley says that Liverpool has a new vitality.

Bayley writes, "Becoming Europe's City of Culture in 2008 provided a compelling deadline while an ambitious agency called Liverpool Vision has co-ordinated investment initiatives. The Duke of Westminster's property company has created Liverpool One, the biggest development of its type in Europe. Here and elsewhere, serious architects - WilkinsonEyre, Piers Gough, John McAslan and AHMM - have made striking, new landmarks. There's an energy and optimism in Liverpool not seen since the Luftwaffe visited."

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Liverpool Three Graces

too bad they wrecked their famous historic waterfront with the most hideous eyesores of buildings

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