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Default Pardox Discotheque/Vernon's Pools Tower, Liverpool - May '11 - 11-03-2012, 01:32

Opened in either 1990 or 1991 and closed in May 2001, this controversial purpose built "mega-club" was flattened some time after 2007. What is left on the site are the remains of the Vernons Pools building. This 6-story (including the roof) listed art deco tower was built in the 1920s. I can't find much history on Vernon's though.

Vernon's 1958



and The Paradox 2001


The club was popular with punters, but not so much with critics:



The local free paper has recently - i.e. today, the 5th of May 2011 - published an article calling the site "an eyesore", and saying "the 2.39 acres freehold cuts a depressing figure on the skyline since the site has been for sale with offers invited in the region of 2.5m."

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Still a few remnants of the old club around
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Saturday night here was broadcast live on local radio. I used to listen to it before my musical tastes changed
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The cash office is still there
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Along with two safes
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Obligatory lonely chair shot
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Obligatory staircase shot
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Still bits of paperwork left here and there
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The top floor was my favourite, with the four Vernon's clockfaces

How it used to look...



...and now
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The electronic clock mechanism
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And on to the roof!
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Looking over to Switch Cars - report to follow
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Looking down the A59 toward Aintree race course
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Main stand at Aintree race course
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Panorama of the clock room. Click for full sized goodness!
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That's it, thanks for looking!
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Slideshow is here
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Default 11-03-2012, 13:21

Some great shots there it's good to see the clock and safes are still there.
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Some great shots there it's good to see the clock and safes are still there.
Thanks!

I think things got worse after these photos were taken but before it was sealed.
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Default 02-04-2012, 11:29

Like how they'll put mobile phone antennas on anything over a certain height regardless of its condition!

Looks an interesting spot, shame it's been left to get so bad.
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