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Liverpool plans to celebrate Liver Building's centenary

Royal Liver Building
Image caption The Liver Building is one of Liverpool's best known landmarks

Plans to celebrate one of the port of Liverpool's best known landmarks have been unveiled by the city's council.

The On The Waterfront weekend at the Pier Head will mark the centenary of the Liver Building, featuring free live music, lasers, lanterns and 3-D images.

And the nearby Museum of Liverpool will be open for 12 hours on the weekend of 22 to 24 July - its opening weekend.

The Liver building is home to the Liver Birds, which sit atop each of the building's two towers.

The waterfront display will look at the city's history through 800 years taking in the industrial revolution, two world wars and the Beatles.

The Royal Liver Building opened as home to Royal Liver Assurance.

Its fabled Liver Birds are based on an image of a bird which has represented the city since the 14th Century.

Liverpool City Council's cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: "This is going to be a fabulous weekend and I can't think of a better way to celebrate this building which pushed the radical boundaries when it was built by using the latest, innovative technology."

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