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TRANSFORMER TOWERS

ALL AMONG THE OLDER GENERATIONS KNOW THEM, THEY WERE EVERYWHERE, FREELY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, IN VILLAGES, IN URBAN STATION, IN PROVINCIAL TOWNS -STORE AND SMALL AND EVEN IN THE CAPITAL’S SUBURB AREAS.


Brick, cast in concrete, composite of concrete or of steel plates Transformer towers.


Transformer towers appeared in Denmark with the introduction of electricity around the 1920s and was scattered around in the country.


The development, did not stop here. Later they were probably closest part -often a beloved conductor of the general landscape, with their very different -often very unique local architecture and appearance.


Now, however, they soon become history  Today one tower after another falls victim to the changing times. Not always, because they are no longer needed. But the electric cables are now often placed in the ground and there are no longer any need for these towers.


Another factor are that maintenance costs are too high and they are now being replaced by small “fix boxes”, often no bigger than a larger than a normal freezer.


But not all towers will be demolished, as small local groups around in Denmark, has seen the nostalgic significant in these towers and try to preserve those few that still stand tall.

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