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Maxwell and Tuke

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1888 Architects of the Manchester Exhibition[1]

1891 Maxwell and Tuke drew up detailed plans for the Blackpool Tower, which were implemented from summer 1891.

1893 Charles Tuke died on the same day that the flagstaff was placed in position at the top of the tower.

1895 Such was Blackpool Tower's commercial success that almost immediately a site in New Brighton, Wallasey, was secured by the New Brighton Tower and Recreation Company for an even bigger structure. Maxwell and Tuke began work on the plans in July 1895 and the New Brighton Tower was built during 1897–8, opening at Whitsun 1898. The New Brighton Tower was 567 feet 6 inches tall.

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