SJ3490 : View from St John's Beacon - St George's Hall

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Liverpool, Great Britain

View from St John's Beacon - St George's Hall
View from St John's Beacon - St George's Hall
St George’s Hall is one of Liverpool’s iconic buildings. Situated at the heart of the city’s St George's Quarter and directly opposite Lime Street Station, it is often the first thing that visitors see of the city after arriving by train. The Radio City viewing gallery provides a good view of the South façade and its octastyle pedimented portico with 2 rows of columns, behind which is a large entrance.


It is a building in Neoclassical style which contains concert halls and law courts, and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 359391 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings). Construction started in 1841 and the building opened in 1854 (with the small concert room opening two years later). During the 2000s a major restoration of the hall took place costing £23m and it was officially reopened on 23 April 2007 by HRH Prince of Wales.

The English Heritage listing describes it as “One of the great buildings of its era in Europe” and the architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner expressed his opinion that it is “one of the finest neo-Grecian buildings in the world” although the building is notable for its use of Roman sources as well as Greek ones.

In 2004 the hall and its surrounding area were recognised as part of Liverpool's World Heritage Site (LinkExternal link UNESCO).
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 349 905 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4801N 2:58.8360W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 348 903
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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