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who invented skeletal lighthouse ?

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Postby sunfish » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:57 pm


who invented skeletal lighthouse ?

is the French owns the technique to build a skeletal lighthouse ?
how many skeletal lighthouses can be find in France ?
it seems that the French dislike skeletal lighthouse at all,
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Postby island » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:07 am


Palmyre Range Light: Constructed in 1870 and deactivated in 1895.
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The French much preferred architecturally attractive stone and masonry towers and understandably greatly disliked the appearance of bare metal skeletal structures. In fact there was protest regarding the appearance of the planned skeletal Eifel Tower before it was constructed.

The skeletal lighthouse design likely was an adaptation rather than invention. Such was less costly and required less time to construct. The screw for the screwpile lighthouse structures was specific invention. http://www.gtl-partnership.com/history-of-helical-piles.html
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Postby sunfish » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:07 pm


island, you are right,
the French dislike skeletal lighthouse at all,
I did not find any skeletal lighthouse in Vietnam and Madagascar,
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Postby island » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:41 pm


This is Da Lot (aka Ladd Reef) a Vietnamese lighthouse located on one of the Spratly Islands claimed by Viet Nam in the South China Sea.

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