Monday, 11 February 2008

Eagle Eyed

At the foot of Cheltenhams only skyscraper sits this Golden Eagle. Well I say skyscraper, its only 13 storeys high, but it is the towns tallest building at 161 feet! The building is Eagle Tower (former headquaters of insurance company Eagle Star) and has been visible from all over town since its completion in October 1968. When Eagle Star moved to the outskirts of town several years ago the building was renamed Eagle Tower, the office space rented to different companies and the shiny bird of prey kept in place, keeping an eagle eye on a host of new employees.

3 comments:

Pat said...

Wow! What an amazing image! I'd love to be in your city of "skyscrapers"! I get tired sometimes of the massive onces around here although Guelph doesn't have many.

Pat

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Kate said...

It's an impressive statue, esp. with the gold overlay.

brian said...

I really like this photo. the wings look like they have eyes also...

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