Over the last few decades the number of tall buildings in the centre if Liverpool has grow'd like Topsy. With the usual local humour they are not referred to as skyscrapers but Scousescrapers.
When I was young the waterfront skyline had just three main buildings . Then during the 1960s other tall buildings began to be constructed.
Now it looks like this:-
Here are some of Liverpool's more recent Scousescrapers.
Scouse is a type of lamb or beef stew. The word comes from lobscouse, a stew commonly eaten by sailors throughout Northern Europe, which became popular in seaports such as Liverpool. In addition to the dish it is now used as a term for people originating in Liverpool or their accent/dialect.
Having been born in Liverpool, I am a Scouser though Dad and Mum ensured I never adopted a Scouse accent.
The first known use of the term "lobscouse" is dated 1706, according to Webster's dictionary. Smollet refers to "lob's course" in 1750.
The roots of the word are unknown, but there are at least three competing theories. It has been suggested that the dish is "almost certainly" of Baltic origin, and labs kauss in Latvian and labas kaušas in Lithuanian both mean "good ladleful". Similar dishes are traditional in countries around the North Sea, such as Norway (lapskaus), Sweden (lapskojs) and Denmark (skibberlabskovs, meaning "skipper's lobscouse"). Another theory posits a Low German origin from lappen (dewlap) and kaus (bowl). An English origin has also been proposed: through "lout’s course", via "lob’s course" to "lobscouse".
Some of Liverpool's tall buildings date back to the turn of the 20th century or earlier like the Liver Buildings (below after having been cleaned in the early 1960s).
The dock buildings may not be skyscrapers but they are still pretty tall (the dock warehouses on the right have been converted into a hotel).
There are also a lot of new medium-rise buildings which although not noticeably tall make brilliant use of glass and other material.
And even where that isn't the case the buildings have often been enhanced one way or another.