Alexandra Tower, Liverpool

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Alexandra Tower
Alexandra Tower, Princess Dock, Liverpool - geograph.org.uk - 1406982.jpg
General information
Type Residential Apartment
Location Prince's Dock, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates SJ338904
Construction started 2005
Completed 2008
Opening 2007
Height
Roof 88 m (289 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 27
Design and construction
Architect AFL Architects
Developer Millennium Estates

Alexandra Tower is a residential tower located in the newly developed Prince's Dock area of Liverpool, England. It was constructed between 2005 and 2008 and upon completion became the sixth tallest building in Liverpool. The tower has a total 27 floors, with 201 apartments, reaching a height of 88 metres (290 ft).[1]

In March 2010, a 100 kilograms (220 lb) decorative glass panel shattered and fell from the building onto the ground below. The cause is not known, although it is thought that temperature fluctuations caused by overnight freezing and subsequent heating during the day may have been responsible. To date only some safety scaffolding remains in place to catch any falling debris.[2]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b Alexandra Tower - Liverpool, Skyscraper News, accessed 10 July 2007
  2. ^ "Hundreds of panels to be checked for cracks at Alexandra Tower". Liverpool Echo. 2010-03-10. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 

External links

  • Millennium Estates homepage
  • AFL Architects homepage

Coordinates: 53°24′40″N 3°00′05″W / 53.4112°N 3.0014°W / 53.4112; -3.0014

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