The Cunard Building, Liverpool on Flickr.
The Grade II listed Cunard Building was the last of the Three Graces to be built at the Liverpool Waterfront. Designed by William Willink and Phillip Thicknesse, it was built as offices for the Cunard Shipping Line and is of an Italianite style popular in New York at the beginning of the 20th Century. The building was completed in 1917 and cost 1 shilling and tuppence a square foot to build with an overall cost of £780,000.
The Cunard building is rarely open to the public but it has been opened to host an art exhibition as part of Liverpool’s 2012 Biennial celebrations. The building is mostly empty but does have some office space occupied. I’m afraid I rather gave the art exhibition a cursory glance in my delight at seeing the inside of this grand building!