SP7359 : Lift tower reflection

near to Upton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Lift tower reflection
Lift tower reflection
The national lift tower reflected in the Grand Union Canal, Northampton arm.
National Lift Tower :: SP7360
The National Lift Tower (previously called The Express Lift Tower) is a lift testing tower built by the Express Lift Company off the Weedon Road in Northampton. The structure was commissioned in 1978 with construction commencing in 1980, and was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 12 November 1982.
Designed by architect Maurice Walton of Stimpson and Walton, the tower is 127.45 metres (418.1 feet) tall, 14.6 m (47.9 ft) in diameter at the base and tapers to 8.5 m (27.9 ft) at the top.

The only lift testing tower in Britain, it was granted Grade II listed on 30 October 1997, at the time making it the youngest listed building in the UK.

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The Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union is a 137 mile (220km), 166 lock, 2 tunnel canal running between Brentford in London and Birmingham. It is the longest canal in Britain, and has 11 main arms and junctions. It takes over a week to navigate.

The Leicester arm branches off at Braunston and runs 66 miles long through 59 locks (including 2 staircase locks at Foxton) and 2 tunnels to Leicester where it continues into the River Soar.

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Sunday, 7 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 12 October, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 731 595 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.7741N 0:55.8068W
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