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  • The (Catholic) Cathedral that never was

    02/07/2007 11:52:39 AM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 402+ views
    BBC ^ | January 30, 2007
    The interior of Lutyens' model A scale model of a spectacular cathedral planned for Liverpool but abandoned after World War II has been put on display at the Walker Art Gallery.The model like the cathedral itself was never completed. Since 1992 conservators at National Museums Liverpool have been working on the restoration of the model.Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to design a cathedral for Liverpool’s Roman Catholic community in the 1930’s, on the site of the current Metropolitan Cathedral. The interruption caused by World War II and a lack of funds meant that only the crypt was built.  A video...