Vertigo Shot Tower, Bristol, UK

E. N. Underwood & Partners - Structural Engineers
Date Built
Cheese Lane and the Floating Harbour
This former shot tower is now part of an office building that offers, " Grade A first floor office space with on site parking and a boardroom in the sky."  The Pevsner Guide explains that this tower replaced one demolished on Redcliffe Hill, "... where the plumber William Watts invented the process of dropping molten lead from a height into water to form perfectly spherical lead shot."  This tower built in the 1960s features a top chamber that sits above a y-shaped tower.  The arms of the shaft contain a staircase, a hoist for lead and the dropping shaft.