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Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404 Featured Modern 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)

© Historic England

Administration building foyer JLP01_01_147_27 Featured Modern Architecture Image

Administration building foyer JLP01_01_147_27

SHELL HAVEN OIL REFINERY, SHELL HAVEN, STANFORD LE HOPE, ESSEX. The ground floor entrance to the new administration building at Shell Haven Refinery, showing the circular lift tower and a woman walking down the winding tower staircase.
The caption beneath this album print reads Shell Haven Administration Block. Ground floor entrance, in the background is the lift tower which is circular and houses the electric passenger lift. On the right, the ground floor entrance to the circular staircase. The top section of picture shows the plaster feature in which the air conditioning louvre can be seen, and this octagonal feature gives an idea what the outside of the tower looks like the brickwork being similar

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Senate House FF003100 Featured Modern Architecture Image

Senate House FF003100

Senate House, Malet Street, Camden, Greater London. A view through winter trees in Russell Square. Constructed 1932-1938 by Charles Holden, on its completion this landmark was the tallest building in London apart from St Paul's Cathedral. Photographed by John Gay

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