Derwent Tower

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    "Derwent Tower (also known as the Dunston Rocket) was a 29-storey residential apartment building in Dunston, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom. Due to its unusual shape it was nicknamed the "Dunston Rocket" during construction (even before its official Derwent Tower title) and the name remained with locals throughout its life. It has now been demolished. The tower was designed by the Owen Luder Partnership on behalf of Whickham Council, which controlled the Dunston area of Gateshead. The original brief was for three high-rise blocks of at least 22 storeys..."
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 1 month ago
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