Building Sites to be Covered in Art in 2008

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’90ft high vibrant wraps’ – yes, fine.
‘with images of The Beatles, the Liver Birds, and the two cathedrals. sporting heroes including Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly, and to the city’s maritime heritage.’ – Groan, any chance of something more original? 2008 is Capital of Culture year not Heritage year!

from Daily Post…

LIVERPOOL’S city centre buildings and streets are to be dressed in stunning artwork to celebrate Capital of Culture year.

The Daily Post today reveals the unique designs which will adorn landmark buildings as well as covering up building sites and derelict eyesores during 2008.

Stretching up to 90ft high, the vibrant “wraps’’ will tell the story of the city’s historic and cultural icons, with images of The Beatles, the Liver Birds, and the two cathedrals.

They will also pay homage to sporting heroes including Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly, and to the city’s maritime heritage.

Among the sites already identified to be draped in the artworks are the Port of Liverpool building, where they will cover scaffolding erected during £20m renovation works to restore it to its former glory, and empty shops in front of Lime Street station.

Cultural leaders last night said the project would help millions of visitors to the city see building sites as a positive sign of renewal.

Yesterday, the city’s leading property developers were urged to adopt the designs for their building sites at a presentation in the FACT Centre.

It is understood many have already committed to the scheme, and Grosvenor, which is delivering the £1bn Liverpool One retail development in the heart of the city centre, is said to be “enthusiastic

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