Cottingley Towers

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Cottingley Towers
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A map of West Yorkshire showing the location of the Cottingley Towers
A map of West Yorkshire showing the location of the Cottingley Towers
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The Cottingley Towers shown within West Yorkshire
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Address Cottingley Vale, Leeds LS11 0JH
Coordinates 53°46′09″N 1°34′59″W / 53.769228°N 1.582989°W / 53.769228; -1.582989Coordinates: 53°46′09″N 1°34′59″W / 53.769228°N 1.582989°W / 53.769228; -1.582989
Construction started 1971
Completed 1972
Renovated 1989
Height 72 metres (236 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 25
References
[1]

Cottingley Towers are a rented-flat accommodation and are in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Cottingley Towers was previously the tallest residential building in Leeds, with 25 floors, the towers are 72 metres (236 ft) tall and would not class as a skyscraper. The buildings were built in the 1970s and were refurbished in the late 1980s.[1]

Cottingley Towers, respectfully was once heralded as the tallest residential building in Europe. Much has being done about crime in the area and recent levels of crime have subsided notably over the past 10 years. When built, it was decided not to put a flat/apartment number 13 in either block as westerners regard 13 to be unlucky, and this was the first time a building of this calibre had been built.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cottingley Towers". Skyscrapernews.com.