Rating: 7,8/10 (600 votes)Liverpool Catholic Cathedral is a cathedral usually called either Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral or Christ the King Metropolitan Cathedral. It is the main Catholic church in the city and one of the most striking examples of church architecture of the second half of the 20th century. Here is the seat of the archbishop. The temple also acts as a parish church. The construction of the first church on this site was initiated by the Liverpool Bishop Alexander Goss in 1853. The church was designed by the son of Big Ben's builder, Edward Welby Pugin. The Catholic Cathedral was built after the construction of the giant Anglican Liverpool Cathedral. The Catholic community decided that their new cathedral should not be inferior in size to the Anglican one. The well-known and respected architect of the time, Edwin Lutyens, developed a project for the temple, which was to become the second largest in the world. It was planned to crown it with the world's largest dome. The implementation of the project began in 1933, but the outbreak of the Second World War prevented the completion of the construction, the work was suspended. It was also recognized that Edwin Lachens' project was too large-scale. In 1959, a new design competition was held, which was won by Frederick Gibberd with a very modern design. The temple that exists today was founded in 1962 and built in five years.
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