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Vase for watching stars

A structure resembling a giant vase or table lamp will be built on Crosby beach under a newly unveiled design for the Merseyside Observatory.The winning team of Duggan Morris Architects and structural engineer Elliot Wood last week won the Royal Institute of British Architects design competition with a building that will "glow like a giant table lamp at night".The winning design splits the building into two distinct structures – a visitor centre and an observation ...

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