Liverpool's Other Cathedral
In Liverpool, Jonathan Glancey discovers the story of a great cathedral designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Building work began in 1933, but why was the cathedral never finished?
In the first in the series. architectural writer and historian Jonathan Glancey goes in search of some of the most fantastic building projects in Britain which didn't make it off the drawing board. In Liverpool, he discovers the story of a great cathedral designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The foundation stone was laid in 1933 for this monumental building which would have dominated the city skyline, and Jonathan finds that the crypt was actually built.
But why wasn't the cathedral ever finished? Jonathan Glancey visits Liverpool to find out.
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