England’s first skyscraper in Liverpool

May 1, 1908
The first “skyscraper” in England will be built at Liverpool, where the Corporation have authorised the construction of an office building rising to a height of 300 feet above the road level.

The site of the new building, which will be used as the offices of a Liverpool assurance company, is opposite the Prince’s Landing Stage on the bank of the Mersey. The building has been designed entirely in ferro-concrete, the most efficient fire-resisting material known.

The great height of the new offices is shown by a comparison with the following figures of some familiar public buildings: –
Tower Bridge, 142 feet.
Monument, 202 feet.
Big Ben Tower, 318 feet.
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 365 feet.
(Evening Telegraph: May 1, 1908)

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