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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Liverpool Maritime Merchantile City
Liverpool Maritime Merchantile City
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Liverpool - Maritime Merchantile City is the designation for the historic centre and docklands of the City of Liverpool which is recognised as a World Heritage Site. This is to celebrate its role in the growth of the British Empire, and as the port for the movement of people, both slaves and emigrants, from northern Europe to America.

The Liverpool Maritime Merchantile City heritage zone comprises six locations including Pier Head, Albert Dock, William Brown Street, and many of Liverpool's famous landmarks. Pier Head is the focal point of the city's waterfront area. It has three well-recognised landmarks, namely the Liver Building, The Port of Liverpool Building, and the Cunard Building. They are well-preserved testament to the prosperity that the city achieved in the late 19th and early 20th century.


Port of Liverpool Building
Port of Liverpool Building
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To the south of Pier Head is the docklands of Albert Dock. Its warehouses were the first in the world to be entirely fireproof. It was also one of the most advanced docks at the time of its construction, being the first to introduce the use of hydraulic cranes.

Liverpool - Maritime Merchantile City was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee which was held in Suzhou, China, on 28 June - 7 July, 2004.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 53 24 24.0 W 2 59 40.0 in
Inscription Year: 2004
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV

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