23 May '11, 1am

The pylons, they are a-changing

The pylons, they are a-changing

"Land of Giants "TM © 2008 - 2010 Choi+Shine Architects, LLC They cover the countryside in huge numbers yet go almost unnoticed, but that may be about to change. Yes, the humble pylon, a symbol of the march of modernity across the UK for more than 80 years, is to undergo a revamp. If a new competition launched today follows the same lines as those in Italy and Iceland, we could soon see steel giants or soaring tree-like sculptures replace Sir Reginald Blomfield 's classic steel lattice, which has remained almost unchanged since 1927. FURTHER READING Ofgem outlines energy price controls, pumps fresh funds into green infrastructure UK-Netherlands BritNed cable goes live There are more than 88,000 pylons in the UK, around a quarter of which are on the National Grid's main transmission network in England and Wales. The majority are about 50 metres high, tip the scales at 30 to...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2072671/pylons-changing

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