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Tall buildings are dramatic architectural statements but can dominate skylines...

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Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404 Featured Tall buildings 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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View across the Thames towards Vickers Tower AA063295 Featured Tall buildings Image

View across the Thames towards Vickers Tower AA063295

Looking across the Thames from the Albert Embankment towards Vickers Tower, now known as Millbank Tower, with the supporting columns of the pilotis of Alembic House in the foreground. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1963-1969

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