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Guess the Architecture for 2/27/2018

Posted February 27, 2018 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

SolarEagle provided this week's submission. Are you able to identify his building?

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02/28/2018 12:01 AM

Are you able to identify this building ? No,

Are we allowed hints ?

1. Are those railway lines in the street ?

2. Is the clock face in Roman numerals ?

3. Is that a horse drawn carriage in front of the building ?

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02/28/2018 11:55 AM

The clue was 'his building'....you missed it....

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02/28/2018 4:52 AM

Looks like the phoenix building in Liverpool England.

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02/28/2018 5:08 AM

Close, but I think it's the Royal Liver Building.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Liver_Building

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02/28/2018 5:26 AM

I'm old school, it was known as the Phoenix because of the statues around the top of Phoenix's.

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02/28/2018 5:44 AM

I guess it doesn't matter what you call it, you got it, G.A.

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02/28/2018 9:33 AM

Yes the bird building....actually cormorants....

..."Atop each tower stand the mythical Liver Birds, designed by Carl Bernard Bartels. The birds are named Bella and Bertie, looking to the sea and inland, respectively.[10][nb 1] Popular legend has it that while one giant bird looks out over the city to protect its people, the other bird looks out to sea at the new sailors coming in to port. Alternatively, local legend states one Liver Bird is male, looking inland to see if the pubs are open, whilst the other is female, looking out to sea to see if there are any handsome sailors coming up the river. Yet another local legend, reflecting Liverpudlians' cynicism, avers that every time a virgin walks across the Pier Head, the Liver Birds flap their wings. It is also said that, if one of the birds were to fly away the city of Liverpool would cease to exist, thus adding to the mystery of the birds. As a result, both birds are chained to the domes upon which they stand; although this could simply be because the originally gilded Liver birds, of a moulded and hammered copper construction (that is itself fixed onto a rolled-steel armature) are eighteen feet high, ten feet long and themselves carry in their beaks an intricately cast sprig of seaweed. Additionally, however, their heads are three-and-a-half feet long, their wing spread is twelve feet and their legs measure two feet in circumference. The two birds - officially cormorants - have identical and almost traditional poses, standing upright with half-raised wings."...

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02/28/2018 9:34 AM

Intriguing. Thanks for spurring some investigation into this.

The English Liver Bird.

[edit] Ooops! The American Bird beat me to it.

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02/28/2018 11:02 AM

Where's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man?

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02/28/2018 11:41 AM

We ate him!

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