Picture A Day August 10, 2010 – The Tower at Comanche Lookout Park
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Comanche Lookout, a small hill rising a couple hundred feet above the northeast corner of San Antonio, is the fourth-highest point in the county. For thousands of years, this isolated high-spot on the edge of the Edwards Plateau was used as a lookout point by Native Americans. In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the El Camino Real, or King’s Highway, passed by the base of the Comanche Lookout on its way out of San Antonio towards Nacogdoches. In the Twenties, the land was purchased by Colonel Edward Coppock. A romantic and a dreamer, he had visions of constructing a grand castle-like residence on the top of the hill. He built a four-story stone tower and the foundations for his grand household, but the project was abandoned on his death. The property languished for decades, a target for vandals and high school partiers, until it was bought by the city and turned into a park in 1995. Nowadays, Comanche Lookout Park has several miles of walking trails, the medieval tower and a few lines of stones in the ground all that remain of Coppock’s dreams.
Find more photos from my 2010 Picture a Day set at: www.flickr.com/photos/matthigh/sets/72157620610035860/
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Heaviest Corner (looming)
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Four towers once called the Heaviest Corner in the World. Birmingham, Alabama
I reduced the space between these a little bit with the ol’ Photoshop. Another version without the spatial tinkering (but more color tinkering) is here.
BT and Euston Towers
Image by Mikepaws
Euston Tower is 124 metres (407 ft) high, and has 36 floors. The building was designed by Sidney Kaye.
In front stands BT Tower, this cantilevered base building rises 620 ft high with microwave and fibre-optic communications for the UK. An important piece of infrastructure, it was actually part of the Official State Secrets Act until the 1990s and not shown on any maps of London.
On the top is a sophisticated LED-based screen wrapped around the 36th and 37th floors. The display comprises some 529,750 LEDs arranged in 177 vertical strips, spaced around the tower. The display is the largest in the world of its type.
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World’s tallest self-supporting steel tower.
Croatia-01736 – Communications Tower at Fort Imperial
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The main communications tower for the city of Dubrovnik.
The construction of Fort Imperial started in 1806 during the French occupation of Dubrovnik. It was completed in 1812, on August 15, Napoleon’s birthday. It is the symbol of defence of the City of Dubrovnik against Serbian and Montenegrin armies in 1991.
Shuttel from Pattaya Tower, Thailand – 3064
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The Activise of Sky Shuttle, Speed Shuttle and Tower Jump, the best vantage point for a breathtaking view with the challenge and excitement. You can jump from 170 metres high off the tower, or go with the Sky shuttle to the beach and having something faster with the Speed Shuttle in Pattaya, Thailand.
Wrigley Building ~ Two Massive Towers~Magnificent Mile
Image by Onasill
The Wrigley Building (400-410 North Michigan Avenue, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois) is a skyscraper located directly across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower on the Magnificent Mile. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company.
When ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River and the Michigan Avenue Bridge, which spans the river just south of the building was still under construction. The land was selected by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. to headquarter his gum company. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville’s Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details. The 425-foot (130 m) south tower was completed in April 1921 and the north tower in May 1924. Walkways between the towers were added at the ground level and the third floor. In 1931, another walkway was added at the fourteenth floor to connect to offices of a bank in accordance with a Chicago statute concerning bank branch offices. The two towers, not including the levels below Michigan Avenue, have a combined area of 453,433 square feet.
The Wrigley Building was Chicago’s first air-conditioned office building.
Michigan–Wacker Historic District
Netherlands-4998 – Father Vink Tower
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Medieval Father Vink defensive tower, built in 1380.
Pater Vink was one of five beheaded persons in 1635 accused of high treason. Here started the second wall round the town, that was built less than a century after the building of the first one was finished. In the 13th century the town grew so rapidly, that after 70 years its surface expanded three times the original size. So a second wall had to be built to protect the new parts of that mediaeval town.
2014-02-26 DC Tower opening Vienna
Image by Robert Körner
Lightshow at the DC Tower in Vienna, at the day of opening!