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Arts feature

Building block

8 June 2017

1:00 PM

8 June 2017

1:00 PM

Liverpool is the New York of Europe. The business district looks like old Wall Street: a miniature Lower Manhattan on the Mersey. It’s a city of scale, drama, melodrama, tragedy and comedy. Not to mention rich and poor. And often all these effects are simultaneous.

No other British city has a similarly contrary architectural character: superb, shabby, romantic, melancholy, proud and mean.

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