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THE PIER HEAD , CARDIFF BAY --EXPLORED

EXPLORED May 29, 2012 #333

 

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THE PIER HEAD BUILDING

 

The Pierhead Building (Welsh: Adeilad y Pierhead) is a Grade 1 listed building of Cardiff Bay, Wales. It stands as one of the city of Cardiff's most familiar landmarks and was built in 1897 as the headquarters for the Bute Dock Company. Pierhead was once the focal point of commerce in Wales. This majestic building has stood proud over 113 years of Cardiff Bay's unique and varied history. As a space to reflect our culture and a key venue for live discussion and debate, the Pierhead will continue to play a central role in shaping Wales.

The clock on the building is unofficially known as the "Baby Big Ben"[1] or the "Big Ben of Wales", and also serves as a Welsh history museum.[2] The Pierhead Building is part of the estate of the National Assembly for Wales, which also includes the Senedd and Ty Hywel.[3]

The Pierhead is a unique visitor, events and conference venue for the people of Wales; a space to express opinions and give voice to issues that matter to you as individuals, communities or organisations . As well as featuring displays and interactive exhibitions, it can host events and conferences .

Around it is a bustling and exciting new age.

 

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