Re: Re: Arnotts

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GrahamH
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Here’s the only pic available on the net – pretty good though at showing the join:

Maybe the western tower was removed when the 60s part went up? Hardly likely though.
It’s difficult to see exactly why such a palatial facade was drwan up considering it could never be appreciated properly if built, given the location. Then again perhaps that’s why towers were used, to stand proud over everything else and be visible from all around, to make up for the lack of a dominant facade in a prominent location like Clery’s or Pims had.

I see the signature dome was only added in 1980, according to the site this pic came from. Hence presumably the surrounding railings beneath are repros afterall.

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