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The Royal Liver Building to pay respects to fallen heroes with commemorative light display

Liverpool’s
most recognisable building, The Royal Liver Building, will pay tribute to the
Armed Forces, veterans and allies through a specially commissioned
commemorative light display.

Following on from the inaugural light show,
Flight, which launched this year’s River of Light festival, the Remembrance Day
display at the 108 year old building will be a tailored light show that will illuminate the exterior of
Liverpool’s globally recognised landmark.

The
display will allow people to pay their respects every hour between
6pm and 9pm on both Sunday 10 and Monday 11 November. 

The display has
been organised by real estate consultancy practice CBRE and designed
by engineering and consultancy firm, Arup. Prior to creating the story,
Arup’s lighting design team brainstormed what Remembrance Day means to them.
The team then used these ideas to develop a series of scenes depicted with
light during the five minute tribute. Starting with the poppies in Flanders
Fields and honouring the graves, recognising the Armed Forces and then the sun
setting on the day, the display will be a memorable and fitting tribute to past
and present armed forces.

Lauren Blow,
Senior Lighting Designer at Arup said:

“The Remembrance
Day light display is a tribute to all those who have lost their lives in the
line of duty and is designed to be calm and respectful, with slower fades and
transitions of light. It extends the Remembrance Day tributes into the evening,
using the fabric of the Royal Liver Building as a canvas – a building which was
once connected to the war efforts, having housed HMS Eaglet.”

Ian Edwards, Senior
Building Manager at the Royal Liver Building,
commented: 
“There is a
deep-rooted connection between the Royal Liver Building’s history and
Remembrance Day. Many previous Royal Liver employees, who worked for the
company for many years, return to the Royal Liver Building each year to host a
small ceremony to honour previous workers who lost their lives during the wars.
We are proud to offer people a place to pay their respects to loved ones.”

For more details about the
Royal Liver Building’s Remembrance Day tribute please visit www.rlb360.com

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