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Santo Domingo / Faro a Colon - faux lighthouse

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According to Russ: monumental 203.5 m (668 ft) pharos built as a memorial to Columbus (Cristoforo Colón in Spanish). The huge building, designed by the British architect J.L. Gleave, is shaped like a cross, its wings stepped back with increasing height like a pyramid. There is no navigational beacon in the usual sense; the building has 149 searchlights that project a giant cross in the sky overhead.

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Album name:mitko / Dominican Republic
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Faux
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):Started and 1930s, finished in 1992
Coordinates (in any format):18° 28' 42.86" N 69° 52' 4.89" W
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Date added:Oct 06, 2013
Keywords:Dominican Republic ; Santo Domingo ; Faux ; Caribbean sea
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