Towers

Vilnius TV Tower

The Vilnius TV Tower is the tallest structure in its home country of Lithuania and yet another member of the famous World Federation of Great Towers to add to our collection. At 326.5m tall, Vilnius TV Tower doesn’t break any…

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Wednesday, 7th November 2007

Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science

The 230.68 metre (757 foot) tall Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science is the tallest building in Poland and the 187th tallest building in the world. Completed in 1955, the design of the building is of course in the Stalinist…

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Friday, 26th October 2007

House in the Clouds

This is the fantastic House in the Clouds in Thorpeness, England, which was built in 1923 and functioned as the town’s water tower1 for the next 40 years. It originally held 189 kilolitres (~50,000 gallons) of water, and was designed…

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Friday, 3rd August 2007

World’s most leaning towers

A small German church has laid a bold claim to the title of “World’s most squinty building“. Located in the town of Bad Frankenhausen, the bell tower of a 14th century church has been measured at an angle of 4.5…

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Tuesday, 24th July 2007

The Solar Project

This is the incredible Solar Project in the Mojave desert, California. Originally conceived as Solar One, this was the first test of a large scale thermal solar power tower power plant, and you can clearly make out the tower’s shadow…

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Tuesday, 15th May 2007

Jamesburg Earth Station

This is the 30-metre wide satellite dish of the Jamesburg Earth Station. Originally built in 1968 to support the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Earth Station was shut down in 2002 and put up for sale. It was subsequently bought…

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Monday, 23rd April 2007
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