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    Default Main Hydraulic tower building in Birkenhead wirral July 26 2011

    This blurb is shamelessly stolen from wikipedia.

    visited with Sephiroth

    The Main Hydraulic tower and building in Birkenhead docks was built by Jesse Hartley, who was responsible for many of Liverpool's maritime structures - including the Albert Dock, he designed the Central Hydraulic Tower and Engine House. Providing power for the movement of lock gates and bridges at Birkenhead Docks, it was completed in 1863. The design of the building was based on the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza Della Signoria, Florence, Italy.
    The building sustained considerable damage from bombing during the Second World War and was repaired in a functional, rather than architectural style. The large lantern at the top of the tower was not replaced. The building is now disused and in a dilapidated condition.
    In March 2008, a planning application was submitted for a 12 million restoration and redevelopment of the building by Peel Holdings to be converted into a bar and restaurant. A ninety-two bed hotel complex is planned to be constructed immediately adjacent to it

    the building


    inside is huge and there is a rotting wooden boat in a sea of green moss mainly due to the roof being missing


    Stores woz ere


    inside was also a large arc of metal that we decided was probably in storage and belonged to one of the four dock bridges


    a spanner in the works


    mains power complete with birds nest


    A winch or windlass that has seen better days


    another of the boat...I loved this


    Inside the main hydraulic room with plated floor


    another of the cavernous main hall


    thanks for looking.

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    Default Re: Main Hydraulic tower building in Birkenhead wirral July 26 2011

    This is sweeeeet thanks for sharing mate
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    Default Re: Main Hydraulic tower building in Birkenhead wirral July 26 2011

    Real nice that bud Love the boat shots.
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