Hugh Broughton Architects has reconstructed a medieval tower in the English city of York and opened a modern observation deck on the roof
April 26, 2022
In the English city of York, the 800-year-old Clifford Tower has recently been restored. It was once part of the majestic York Castle, destroyed by fire in 1684. After the reconstruction, a new observation deck with a gorgeous view of the city appeared at the tower. The project was commissioned by the government organization English Heritage and completed by Hugh Broughton Architects. content/uploads/2022/04/020234890cd97de3bc3892d70f3439a0.jpg” width=”728″ height=”910″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt=”Medieval tower with an observation deck on roof” />
One of the main tasks facing the architects was to stop the destruction of the architectural monument and reopen it to the general public. The authors of the project decided it together with specialists from the Historical Heritage Fund. The artificial embankment, created back in the 11th century, was made more regular in shape and planted with grass, and a staircase adapted for people of all ages with recreation areas was launched at the entrance to the tower.
Inside the tower, the old masonry was reinforced and a timber support structure was erected to support the vault, and a ladder was fixed to it. On it you can go through all the tiers of the tower and go out to the observation deck to see the panorama of York from there in all its splendor.