Glow puts the world in one city
05 September 2007
Glow and Liverpool Vision team up to launch new interactive skyline to mark Liverpool's 800th birthday.
Budding architects, can now see what the cities World Heritage views would look like with famous buildings sprinkled among them through a new interactive website.
Liverpool Vision has teamed up with Glow to create the new site www.myliverpoolskyline.com which allows visitors to see what the skyline would look like if the Taj Mahal was in Liverpool city centre or with the worlds tallest tower – the CN Tower in Toronto – just behind the liver buildings.
So far, nine of the worlds most iconic buildings can be used. They include the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, Sir Norman Foster’s “Gherkin” in London and the Statue of Liberty.
City schoolchildren and Liverpool ex-pats are also being encouraged to use the site, which allows users to download their own Liverpool skyline and save it as computer wallpaper, or just share with friends.
Phil Blything, director of Glow New 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 on to 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 New Media on the website, it demonstrates the talent we have in the city.