Towers

Emley Moor Tower

The Emley Moor Tower (formerly the NTL Tower) is a transmitting station in an area of moorland near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. It’s Britain’s tallest free-standing structure at 330m and casts no shadow in this excellent aerial shot. Thanks: Jonathan…

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Thursday, 9th February 2006

Blackpool Tower

Another member of the World Federation of Great Towers is Blackpool Tower on the famous seaside Promenade. Obviously inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Blackpool’s version also features Britain’s highest post box and the ‘Walk of Faith’ glass floor,…

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Wednesday, 1st February 2006

77 Water Street Biplane

Crazy, but there appears to be a biplane, complete with runway, on the roof of 77 Water Street, NY. So what’s it doing there? NYC Architecture says that it’s a a full-size model of a WWI Sopwith Camel, designed by…

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Tuesday, 31st January 2006

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a bell tower in the Italian city of Pisa. Originally meant to be vertical the first stone was laid on August 9, 1173 but by 1178 it was pretty obvious that the tower has…

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Friday, 27th January 2006

Rynek Glowny, Krakow

The 10-acre Rynek Glowny (Grand Square) has been the hub of Krakow since the 13th century and today is a popular destination for tourists and locals to go shopping or hang out in the cafes, bars and clubs (you can…

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Thursday, 19th January 2006

Watts Towers

You can see the Watts Towers in the centre of our thumbnail with shadows extending to the north. Compared to some of the towers we’ve previously featured, they look a bit, well, crap. However, those other towers are all constructed…

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Thursday, 8th December 2005
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