This book tells the story of how Albert Dock was built, how it prospered for some fifty years, became obsolete and, within a relatively short time, spiralled into disuse and, finally, decay and abandonment. It also chronicles how, miraculously, it was re-born as the jewel in the city's crown, supporting a vibrant community of world-class visitor attractions, hotels, shops, restaurants and bars, luxury apartments and commercial offices.
Once a blot on the landscape, Albert Dock has become symbolic of the renaissance that has been taking place in Liverpool throughout the latter part of the 20th century and into the 21st century. Indeed, Albert Dock has rightly been credited with being the catalyst for much of the new city's extensive disused docklands. Albert Dock is the region's top visitor attraction and a key focal point of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.
To look at Albert Dock in isolation would give a blinkered view, this book is set within the context of the City and Port of Liverpool and the historical period in which it was built.
Format: 112 pages, paperback
Publisher: Ron Jones Associates
Dimensions:132 x 215 x 8mm