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The wooden stairways and platforms have been designed as a contrast to the original metal pylon towers

HIGH VOLTAGE Project: ‘Power Tower’ proposal Location: Stockholm, Sweden Architect: Anders Berensson Architects Swedish firm Anders Berensson Architects have been commissioned by the country’s Royal Court to investigate the future of 12 disused pylon towers in one of Stockholm’s national parks, with a view to transforming them into community structures. The result is an innovative proposal to turn at least two of the structures into ‘Power Towers’ – observation points with panoramic views of the Norra Djurgården park. “The towers are constructed to carry heavy power lines over the park’s treetops, making them strong enough to hold platforms and high enough to give a great view,” said the architects. “The added stairs and platforms are made in wood to reduce weight and to contrast to the old structure.” The towers have been designed with a kiosk in the lower levels that can sell food and drink for picnickers during the summertime. Platforms up the structure would provide ample space for visitors to sit and enjoy their food. The proposal is currently in the concept stage, but the architects have said they are seeking

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funding to turn the vision into a reality.

The observation decks will provide views of the Norra Djurgården park., as well as acting as picnic spots

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