Sep 16 2009
Paint them white and these amazing structures remind me strongly of something you would see in Star Warsâ€¦
The Maunsell Army Sea Forts are possibly the only valid reason I can think of to visit Shoeburyness East where they can be seen from boat, or beach on a clear day. I love them â€“ I guess in much the same way I find Dungeness (and itâ€™s mini steam train) appealing. They are also one of my favorite pieces of architecture
And while I think that “Cakehead Loves Evil” is quite an interesting name for a website, I can’t disagree with the guy.Â Some of this stuff does look an awful lot like Star Wars buildings, weapons, etc etc.
Check it out pictures and a video after the jump
Constructed in 1942 these astonishing structures were anti-aircraft tower-forts constructed in 1942 to form part of the Thames Estuary defense network. Each fort consists of a cluster of seven stilted buildings surrounding a central command tower
Here’s the video
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