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Radio City Tower Liverpool Photos

Williamson Square Building: Sixties Liverpool Architecture, Merseyside, north west England, UK

post updated 25 July 2021 ; 20 Oct 2007

aka St. Johns Beacon

Location: Williamson Square, city centre

Dates built: 1965-69

Design: Weightman & Bullen Architects Ltd

Radio City Tower Liverpool top
photograph © Adrian Welch, Oct 2007

Height of the structure: 120m

Clayton Square Shopping Centre:
Clayton Square Shopping Centre Liverpool
photo © Adrian Welch, Oct 2007

Radio City Tower Liverpool

Near the top of the tower was a revolving restaurant, the facade and floor of the restaurant revolving as one unit, while the roof of the restaurant was used as an observation platform for visitors. There are 558 stairs up to the top, and two lift shafts which reach the top in 30 seconds.

Radio City Liverpool flower stall
photo © Adrian Welch, Oct 2007

The tower is structurally independent of the adjacent shopping centre, with a simple foundation onto sandstone. The foundation is 60 feet in diameter, 17 feet deep and begins 40 feet below Houghton Street.

Holiday Inn building, looking a little bit tired:
Holiday Inn Liverpool Building
photo © Adrian Welch, Oct 2007

It has a tapering shaft that was built using slip-formed concrete. The crows nest structure at the top was then added after the shaft was formed.

Radio City Tower Liverpool
photos © Adrian Welch, Feb 2009

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