lookout tower


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lookout tower

[′lu̇k‚au̇t ‚tau̇·ər]
(engineering)
In marine operations, any tower surmounted by a small house in which a watch is habitually kept, as distinguished from an observation tower in which no watch is kept.

belvedere

belvedere, 1 of the Vatican
1. A rooftop pavilion from which a vista can be enjoyed.
2. A gazebo.
3. A mirador.
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The lookout tower is relatively close to the parking lot under Streno Castle, and can be reached on foot in 40 minutes.
When we managed to bring the lookout tower back into use we made an appeal for volunteers to help us, expecting maybe one or two", he said.
The Studers did have to replace much of the salt-corroded siding, but, from paint colors to the original wood floor in the lookout tower, they've kept the building much as it has always been.
The buildings exhibited include Heikkinen & Komonen's cultural centre in Kuhmo which has an asymmetrically sloping turf roof growing heather and lingonberry, the Karsamaki shingle church by Anssi Lassila, built using eighteenth-century methods, a luminous chapel in Turku by Matti Sanaksenaho with a timber structure clad in copper, and the lookout tower in Helsinki by Ville Hara composed of a strong but light meshed shell structure of timber strips (AR December 2003).
After Upheaval Bottom and Hardscrabble Bottom, we get off our bikes for a hike out to Fort Bottom, a well-preserved Anasazi lookout tower.
This brings her to the attention of young Israeli border guard Youssef (Maher Bsaibes) in his lookout tower.
Walker blew out the family room and lookout tower with an industrial-style, split-face concrete block on the exterior and smooth block on the interior.
This way you can stop off at any time to climb the tower of the Old Town Hall, the Petfiinn lookout tower or many more of the 500 towers and spires that dot the city.
It has an unusual, front staircase tower, flat roofed and weatherboarded and with five window vantage points to each external side, reminiscent of a beachside lookout tower and undoubtedly appealing in its slightly foreign look - even in landlocked Sutto n.
From 15 feet (5 m) up in his wooden lookout tower (see photo at right), John can see what's happening in the whole prairie-dog town.