Europe’s abandoned cooling towers

Traveling around Europe, Belgian photographer Reginald Van de Velde explore the bottom of the abandoned cooling towers and finds there the theatrical stage. He said

‘One thing that fascinates me is the fact that not a single cooling tower is the same. Each and every one of them has a unique interior design and build. They all look the same from the exterior, but with each visit to a new cooling tower I’m always surprised by a different interior, time and time again.

Europe's abandoned cooling towers

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10 Worlds Largest Clocks

People around the world are increasingly looking at the clock, not to miss an important point. Time – that is what seems to be starting to go faster on the eve of any event or important work, but speed never change of these ten dials of the clock  … never change the size of time.

10. Colgate Clock, Indiana, United States

The world's largest clocks, and where to find them

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The Great Tower for London, 1890

A year after the construction of the Eiffel Tower, the British decided that “we should build a tower”. Even better, and even higher. At first, it was decided to invite the French engineer Eiffel himself, but he refused for patriotic reasons. Then in 1890 an architectural competition was held. 68 projects were presented. Vegetarian Society, for example, proposed a variant with hanging gardens in which to grow vegetables. There was a project with a spiral miniature railway. There was a copy of the Tower of Babel.

Competitive Designs for the great tower for London in 1890As a result, the project won №37 – London tower was supposed to be on more than forty meters above Paris. The winner is not the most interesting project, copier, with impairments, Eiffel option. 1

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Water Tower turn into a Modern House

In England an old water tower modernized both inside and outside , in a striking combination of materials and shapes. And in this particular house traditional brick and geometry of the water towers of the nineteenth century Londoners with modern materials like steel and glass, contrasting with its pure forms and taut surfaces and bright combine front patina and roughness of brick and stone.

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