10 Incredible Facts About The Liverpool City Region

Updated: Apr 9

The Liverpool Metropolis Has Over 1.5 Million People That Have An Enormous Amount To Offer The World; Here Are Some Of The City's Amazing Facts & Achievements

The iconic Royal Liver Building was the tallest building in the UK for 50 years, from 1911 upon its completion until 1961 (Credit: The Liverpudlian/ Peter Eric Lang).

The Liverpool City Region is a melting pot of innovation, creativity and talent. Without Liverpool, the world would look phenomenally different on numerous levels; from the arts and entertainment to culture, science, politics, technology, green energy and architecture.

Here are ten of almost countless incredible achievements that have happened in Liverpool:

  1. The Titanic was registered at the Port of Liverpool.

  2. Liverpool has the largest Chinese Arch in the world outside of China, located in the China Town district of Liverpool City Centre.

  3. The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was the first of its kind in the UK.

  4. James Street Station and Hamilton Square Station are the oldest deep level train stations in the world.

  5. The Royal Liver Building, the icon for the Liverpool City Region, stands at 98.2 m (322 ft) tall.

  6. The Royal Liver Building was the tallest building in Europe from its completion in 1911 to 1934 and was the tallest building in the UK from 1911 to 1961.

  7. Beetham Tower West, generally referred to as West Tower, is currently the tallest skyscraper in Liverpool, standing at 134 m (440 ft), it has locally been nicknamed 'The Bullet'.

  8. Birkenhead Park, located in the Borough of Wirral of the Liverpool City Region, was the first public park in the world that anyone could access without having to pay to enter.

  9. Liverpool was home to the first skyscraper in the world, Oriel Chambers. It was the first building to use a metal framed glass curtain wall which revolutionised construction.

  10. The Liverpool Bay Area has the largest wind turbine farm in Europe.

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