Pylon of the Month - August 2010
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August was an exciting month as Pylon of the Month got a mention on the BBC website.  As a result, the previous record for the number of page views in a day was smashed and now stands at 1355.  The BBC article was really about an innovative new pylon design that you can see above.  The design comes from the studio of Choi + Shine Architects and was a winner in the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture competition.  It also received an honourable mention in the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition.  Choi + Shine had this to say about the design:

Like the statues of Easter Island, it is envisioned that these one hundred and fifty foot tall, modern caryatids will take on a quiet authority, belonging to their landscape yet serving the people, silently transporting electricity across all terrain, day and night, sunshine or snow. 


The evidence of July's pylon and this one seem to indicate a growing interest in pylon design and long may it continue.  One of the benefits of the mention on the BBC website is that I have now gathered lots more pylon photos from fans of the website.  Next month, we'll get back to basics with a picture of a pylon that actually exists. 


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The Wartime Housewife

How wonderful would it be to genuinely see pylons striding across the landscape!

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