SD3036 : Steelwork, Blackpool Tower

taken 9 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Steelwork, Blackpool Tower
Steelwork, Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower dates from 1894 and is a Grade I. listed building. It was commissioned by John Bickerstaff, the Town's famous Mayor, after he visited the Great Paris Exhibition in 1889 and was impressed by the Eiffel Tower. Blackpool Tower rises to 158m (518ft 9 inches) and can be seen from most places within a 30 mile radius.

This photograph, taken from near to the top of the Tower, shows some of its steelwork - in particular, the bars (and netting) that shroud the viewing platforms. The red-painted structural members suggest a continual battle against rust which must flourish in the salty sea air.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 October, 2009
Steel structure   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 361 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9916N 3:3.3439W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 361
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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