Swan Bells, Barrack Square, Perth, Western Australia: detail of the glass clad spire partly encased by the armadillo-like copper sails

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RIBApix ref no RIBA41120
Hames Sharley
Artist/PhotographerTinero, Danielle
Subject Date2000
Image Date2009
MediumDigital image
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Danielle Tinero / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The tower, designed by Hames Sharley and engineered by Arup, houses 18 historic bells of London's St Martin-in-the-Fields, cast in 1724. They were gifted to the people of Western Australia by the UK to celebrate the Bicentennial. The building is so-called both because of its siting on the Swan River and because the symbol of Western Australia is the black swan.

Subject tags

steel, concrete, belfries, bell towers, spires, cladding, copper, squares, nautical style