Swan Bells, Barrack Square, Perth, Western Australia: detail of the glass clad spire partly encased by the armadillo-like copper sails
|Credit||Danielle Tinero / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Copper ; Spires ; Cladding ; Concrete ; Squares ; Nautical style ; Belfries, bell towers ; Steel|
NOTES: The tower, designed by Hames Sharley and engineered by Arup, houses 18 historic bells of London's St Martin-in-the-Fields, cast in 1724. They were gifted to the people of Western Australia by the UK to celebrate the Bicentennial. The building is so-called both because of its siting on the Swan River and because the symbol of Western Australia is the black swan.
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