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24Feb94 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - LIVERPOOL'S CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL.

Apart from Anfield and Goodison, Liverpool boasts two cathedrals, an Anglican one of traditional design which has taken getting on for a century to complete, and a rather more modern looking Catholic one, which started later and finished earlier, going up in a much shorter time after the Second World War.And, like rather a lot of postwar architecture, the Metropolitan cathedral has suffered a bit from the elements, as well as suffering from the critics, some of whom have likened it to a space capsule or a gasholder.Manchester company Delta Steeplejacks has, as my picture shows, been creating even more of a gasholder image in dealing with ravages of wind and rain on the Crown of Thorns, the distinctive top to the cathedral.The work has involved replacing corroded finials with new ones in stainless steel and repainting the GRP-encased concrete pinnacles. CONSTRUCTION NEWS