A crucifix-shaped skyscraper, which would be the UK's tallest building outside London, has been earmarked for the Liverpool waterfront. Architect Maurice Shapero designed the building, which will be called The King Edward Tower.
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The 199-meter, 67-story building would include apartments and office towers and feature a cantilevered restaurant in the horizontal section of the cross-shape.
Mr. Shapero insists that the building's shape is free from religious metaphor, Curbed National reported. "Should I be restricted from using it when it has come from my own investigation, imagination, conclusion?" Mr. Shapero asked when questioned about the controversial nature of the shape.
The architect plans to submit a planning application for the building early next year "once funding issues have been resolved," according to local media.