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Watkin's Tower

Wembley Park
London ENG United Kingdom

Status:destroyed
Construction Dates
  Began1891
  Finished1894
  Destroyed1907
Building Uses
 - observation
 - monument
Structural Types
 - tower
 - truss tower
Materials
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Intended height1175 ft
Tower was supposed to be 45.7m (150ft) taller than the Eiffel Tower, which was 312.2m at the time.
Roof154 ft
The height the structure was built to

Description
Proposed to be the tallest structure in the world at the time, 150 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower.

Construction started but stopped when funds ran out. The structure only reached to a height of 47 m. It was demolished in 1907.

Wembley Football Stadium was later built on the site.

Design by A. D. Stewart, J. M. Maclaren, and W. Dunn.

View all drawings to see intended design - http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?buildingID=9233

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Drawing by Luc de Lys
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