MyLiverpoolSkyline.com
17-September-2007

NOW WEB REALLY PUTS THE WORLD IN ONE CITY

Ever wondered what Liverpool's skyline would look like if the Taj Mahal was built in Liverpool city centre? Or if the world's tallest tower (CN Tower in Toronto) was built just behind the Liver Buildings?

To celebrate Liverpool's 800th birthday and rich architectural history, Liverpool Vision has teamed up with Liverpool digital media company Glow New Media to create a new interactive web site.

www.MyLiverpoolSkyline.com allows visitors to superimpose nine of the world's most iconic buildings and landmarks on to Liverpool's world-famous skyline to create their own individual view of the city.

Local schoolchildren and ex-pats are also being encouraged to use the site, which allows users to download their own Liverpool skyline and save as computer wallpaper, a screen-saver or just share with friends.

Phil Blything, Director of Glow Media said: "Liverpool has come a long way in 800 years and we wanted to celebrate its unique architecture and history and give people an opportunity to get involved at the same time.

"MyLiverpoolSkyline.com does just that. The visitors get to drop world buildings onto the skyline without having to worry about planning permission!"

Peter Smith, Liverpool Vision Marketing Manager said: "Visitors to our public exhibition space and website are always keen to learn more about the city's architecture and regeneration."

"This seemed a fun and engaging way for people to do that. We're pleased to work with Glow Media on the website, it demonstrates the talent we have in the city. We're hoping to roll it out into schools next term as part of our educational programme."

The buildings were selected to represent buildings from all four corners of the globe. The current list of world buildings that can be placed on the city's skyline is:

  • Taj Mahal, Agra, India
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Swiss Re 'Gherkin', London
  • London Eye
  • CN Tower, Toronto, Canada
  • Empire State Building, New York
  • Statue of Liberty, New York

www.glow-internet.com

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