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Liverpool Turning The Place Over

If you will be going to visit UK this year, don’t ever miss your footsteps on Liverpool, the European Capital of Culture 2008!

For those who are fans of The Beatles will know the Cavern Club at Mathew Street of Liverpool city. Besides, the sunken Titanic was also registered at Liverpool (as her managing company, the White Star Line, had its head office in James Street, Liverpool)!

So, what else you will expect from the European Capital of Culture? Well, other than the many heritage buildings, there are not lacking of modern, contemporary architecture. For example, the turning wall opposite the Moorfields tube station, where you will see the rotating outer wall of an abandoned building.
…The most daring piece of public art ever commissioned in the UK, Turning the Place Over is artist Richard Wilson’s most radical intervention into architecture to date, turning a building in Liverpool’s city centre literally inside out. One of Wilson’s very rare temporary works, Turning the Place Over colonises Cross Keys House, Moorfields. It runs in daylight hours, triggered by a light sensor.

Spectacular art work by Richard Wilson, Turning The Place Over, Liverpool:



This turning wall will be dismantled by the end of 2008. If you miss it, you could only see the video clip at YouTube or pictures in Google map!

Liverpool rotation wall, Turning The Place Over, by Richard Wilson

If you’re travel by Virgin Train, get down from Lime Street station, walk into Dale Street until a T junction where you could find Prudential Assurance Building (on the left) and YorkShire Bank (on the right). Take the right turn and walk to the Moorfields station, Richard Wilson’s Turning the Place Over is just on the opposite roadside.


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