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Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404 Featured Architecture Image

Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404

GRIMSBY DOCK TOWER, Lincolnshire. This famous maritime landmark was built in 1852 as a hydraulic reservoir to power the lock gates and cranes of Grimsby Docks. Based on the design of the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena, the tower is 94m tall. By 1900 new technology made it largely redundant, but it remains a monument to Grimsby's maritime heritage. There is a model of the tower at Legoland, Windsor. The paddle steamer Lincoln Castle can also be seen in the graving dock at the entrance of the Royal Dock in this 1950 photograph. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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Cascades EFC01_01_05_015_47249 Featured Architecture Image

Cascades EFC01_01_05_015_47249

Cascades, Westferry Road, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Greater London. The east elevation of Cascades, a Post-Modern tower block with a sloping profile on the Isle of Dogs.
Cascades was designed by architects CZWG and was built in 1987-88. The building consists of 20 storeys, built around a reinforced concrete frame. It is considered a key piece of work by CZWG and an important building in the London Docklands, which at the time was an important piece of town planning and industrial reclamation

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RMS Olympic BL24990_002 Featured Architecture Image

RMS Olympic BL24990_002

RMS OLYMPIC, White Star Line. First class companion, A deck. Interior view of the stairway to first class entrance on boat deck. The Olympic was the first of a class of luxurious express transatlantic ocean liners, and entered service with the White Star Line in 1911 as the largest cruise liner in the world. Sister ship of the RMS Titanic, she was the only one of the class to prove a success, serving until 1935. The clock from Olympic's grand staircase, probably made most famous through the RMS Titanic, is now on display at the Southampton Maritime Museum. Photographed by Bedford Lemere at Southampton, October 1921

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