The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
In 1960, architects worldwide were invited to design a Roman Catholic Cathedral for Liverpool. They had to design a building which would cost no more than one million pounds. The winning design, by Sir Frederick Gibberd was completed in 1967. It was built over the crypt from an earlier and much more grandiose, traditional design. This was started but abandoned after the cost grew to £27 million. The modern nature of this design was very controversial at the time.