SD4264 : Polo Tower demolition

taken 2 years ago, near to Morecambe, Lancashire, Great Britain

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Polo Tower demolition
Polo Tower demolition
Part of the old Frontierland fairground, which is due to be redeveloped. The Polo Tower has stood in isolation, due to its use as a mobile phone base station. This is no longer required, so the tower is being demolished. The mint-shaped lift carriage was removed several years ago.
Although the tower was bolted together, the bolts are assumed to be badly corroded, and the lifting lugs have not been inspected.
Hence, the tower is being cut into sections. Each section will be flattened using a mechanical shovel before being transported away for scrap.
In the photo, the top section of the tower is about to be rigged to the crane hoist, which will enable that section to be cut and removed.
See SD4264 : Polo Tower demolition for a closer view of the top of the tower. See SD4264 : Polo Tower demolition for a view in the opposite direction after removal of the top section.
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Date Taken
Monday, 19 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 22 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fairground Attraction 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4274 6405 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.1512N 2:52.5880W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4280 6407
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Tower  Demolition  Scaffolding  Mobile Crane  Mobile Phone Mast 

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