Variations on normal by Dominic Wilcox

Kill two pylons with one rubbish stone
May 23, 2011, 3:34 pm
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A national competition to re-design the electricity pylons that cover the UK was announced today. The brief says…

‘The challenge is to design a pylon that has the potential to deliver for future generations, whilst balancing the needs of our communities and preserving the beauty of our countryside.’

Personally I quite like their current look but here is my idea to solve two issues in one, the fact that we are running out of landfill space and the desire for pylons that preserve the beauty of our countryside. They could even be built around existing pylons so are low cost.

Alternatively just rename pylons, Mini Eiffel Towers and the public will adore them, maybe even pay to go up them.

This is an alternative to my idea I did a while back for hill covered tower blocks.


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LOL very apt today!!! Great idea

Comment by Peter Haken


Comment by Dominic (admin)

Aha – so that’s what they’ve been up to at Northolt, just south of the A40 – those strange artificial hills. Clearly just waiting for the wires to be slung across the gaps.
Here they are

Comment by blackwatertown

good spot

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Comment by Pauly

Wouldn’t they like explode in the summer when the landfill turned into gases…maybe people would pay to see that too?

Comment by rosie

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