It offers possibly the most spectacular panorama on Merseyside.
A glance across Liverpool Bay takes in the Royal Liver Building and both cathedrals, while a few turns of the neck bring into view Wallasey and New Brighton, snow-capped Welsh mountains and even Blackpool Tower.
Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHC),owns the 98ft (30m) tower.The tower was manned 24 hours a day, but as technology developed in the 1970s and 1980s, staff moved to the Port of Liverpool building then Seaforth’s Maritime Centre where information from the tower was fed through a cable.
Workers visit twice a week to make routine checks on the equipment.
There are plans to demolish it.