SD3036 : Viewing Platform, Blackpool Tower

taken 8 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Viewing Platform, Blackpool Tower
Viewing Platform, 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)
Submitted
Monday, 5 October, 2009
Category
Viewing platform   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 306 360 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.9377N 3:3.3335W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 305 360
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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