The largest folly built for a hundred years has just been completed on the Rushmore Estate in Dorset, despite the lack of mobile-phone operator to pay for it. The folly was driven by the need for better Airwave coverage - the mobile network used by the UK's emergency services - and the requirement to hide the 17m masts needed on …
Is is jut me, or is that the ugliest folly ever?
I mean, they might at least have built something *pretty*.
o2 not improving their network?
They could have filled in some of the blank space on the Ofcom 3G coverage map!
A proud tower
Looks ugly enough to start at least two world wars... My respect for architects can't go any lower but this... thing... would have deducted another couple of points.
I beg to differ...
This most certainly isnt the largest folly built in the last hundred years ... the O2 arena is much bigger than this, and the olympic village will be even bigger!
Follys end up looking like their owner?
From the "self-satisfied photograph" of Mr. Gronow-Davis, it would appear that his dress sense and the folly's colour scheme are similarly bizarre!
Still a folly
Considering that most mobile chit-chat is pointless, this thing would still be a folly if it housed cells.
who owns Airwave
Last time I looked Airwave was owned by some Aussies - not the Spanish!
How long ...
For how long does a folly have to remain useless, before it can acquire a use and still remain a folly?
Paris knows a lot about folly ....
there was no penalty clause for o2 ..
i would get pissed off if they did that to me !
and i t also looks like a mosque
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