Outlook Tower Edinburgh, Photos, Building, Architect, Address, Date, Images
Outlook Tower : Camera Obscura Edinburgh
Camera Obscura, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Outlook Tower Edinburgh
Location: 543-49 Castlehill, Old Town
14 Sep 2010
Camera Obscura – Edinburgh
Design : Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects
Outlook Tower, located at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, is the capital’s oldest tourist attraction.
Involvement with the project dates back over 20 years, with earlier work dedicated to the restoration and repair to the existing buildings, and the internal development of the Tower.
The current and final phase of the project involves the development of the adjoining Ramsay Lane building. The introduction of external link spaces and reconfigured internal circulation spaces will enable the two buildings to operate as a single exhibition space, whilst remaining sympathetic to the history of the Castlehill site.
Camera Obscura images / information from Crichton Lang, Willis + Galloway Architects
Outlook Tower History
17th & mid-19th Century elements transformed by Patrick Geddes into the Outlook Tower in 1896. Contains a Camera Obscura dating from 1853 when the upper storeys were added probably by David Rhind
View looking east towards the building (left) from the Caste Esplanade:
Camera Obscura context : Scotch Whisky Experience
Edinburgh Tours : Architecture Walking Tours
Image above showing Earl Haig with, beyond, Ramsay Gardens on left, Outlook Tower and the Hub on the right
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