- It's Elfin's Tuesday Architectural Appreciation thread! Towers and Skyscrapers
Towers of Florence and Siena..
[img]http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/siena-ir1129.jpg[/img][img]http://photos.igougo.com/images/p412587-Florence-Palazzo_Vecchio_and_Torre_dArnolfo.jpg[/img][img]http://www.thecultureconcept.com/circle/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Giotto-Bell-Tower-Florence.jpg[/img]Posted 6 years agosoma_richMember
This is lost in the forest near me:
Posted 6 years ago
The Burrard Neale Monument or sometimes know as The Walhampton Monument
Sir Harry Burrard Neale held the office of member of Parliment for Lymington at differnt times between 1790 to 1835.
he gained the office of Lord of the Admiralty between 1804 and 1807, and the rank of Admiral of the Royal Navy in 1810. he was invested as Knight Commander and Knight Grand Order of the Bath in 1815 and 1822 repectively, the the Knight Grand Cross in the Order od St Michael and St Georgein 1824.
In 1825 he became Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet of the Royal Navy. During his naval career he saw a considerable amount of action and under his orders 20 enemy ships of war were destroyed.
jealous? pshaw laddie, i ate there when it was a restaurant, and not too bad it was either.
Well, you must me quite a bit older than me, cos I was just a kid when the restaurant closed down. My family probbly woon’t have bin able to afford to eat there anyway. The tower has bin closed to the public for 30 years, and I never thought I’d ever get to go up to the top.
Sadly, I din’t think to take a cam. 🙁 This is just from a ‘phone cam:
Pics can’t do it justice though, BBSB will tell you; the dizzying effect of looking from the horizon to the ground directly below is very disconbobulating!
For a Londonphile like me, it’s the ultimate treat! 🙂Posted 6 years ago
So, yesterday I had to meet a little friend in Goodge St who had arranged a surprise for me. Had no idea what it was, until we were right outside. Even then coon’t quite believe it. Fulfilled a life-long dream, and it was an incredible experience for me. I was actually quite overwhelmed by it in fact.
But what was it Elf??? I hear you cry.
Well, and you is gonna be well jealous innit no seriously you are…
…I went up to the top of this:
Yeah, yeah, I know! Surprised? I was stunned. I’m still buzzing now from it!
So, I’ve bin saving this theme for the right moment, and this is perfect. Post pics of yer favourite towers and skyscrapers; can be little follies or huuuuuge great monsters.
And I now you’re jealous (speshly Binners), but that’s how life goes sometimes; some of us are priviledged, the rest of you aren’t. 😐Posted 6 years agomuppetWranglerMember
A bit of comparison.
As for New York towers being uninteresting. Big square boxey building are what interests the people that want to occupy buildings in financial centres. So generally the only interesting or quirky towers will be the ones designed to promote like most of the recent towers in the middle east and to a lesser extent the shard or those designed to symbolise something like the replacement for the world trade center.
The shard only really gets away with being commercially viable because they have managed to use the varying floorspace intelligently. Big lower floors for commerce smaller upper floor as residential and hotel space.Posted 6 years agoAndrewBFMember
Shanghai is a great place for towers.
The BT tower is a great place to visit in London. Have been fortunate enough to go to the top quite a few times, and the revolving restaurant is great fun. It will re-open as a restaurant as part of the Olympics next year and from then onwards.Posted 6 years ago
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