George's Dock Ventilation and Control Tower, Pier Head, Liverpool: close-up of the ventilation tower

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RIBApix ref no RIBA47668
Architect/DesignerRowse, Herbert James (1887-1963)
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLiverpool
Subject Date1934
Image Date1952
ViewExterior
StyleArt Deco
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 179 Liverpool (2)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This building contains the ventilation tower and control station for Queensway Tunnel under the River Mersey connecting Liverpool and Birkenhead. It was shattered internally by a land mine and part of the structure was destroyed by bombing during World War II. Since no fire occurred, it was possible to reconstruct the building to its original pre-war design by Herbert J. Rowse.

Subject tags

office buildings, brickwork, towers, restoration, docks, heating and ventilating, transport buildings