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Elevated Buildings
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Elevated buildings are those which, for myriad reasons, were constructed with the desire that they not be in contact with Terra Firma. They may occur in various forms, the predominant one being that of a relatively small building elevated well above the earth by posts or columns. These may be elevated caches, granaries or warehouses constructed for storage of food or supplies, fishing huts, bird watching or hunting blinds, or fire lookout towers.
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It is likely that the oldest extant example of an Elevated Building would be the Hórreo, a stone building elevated upon stone pillars. Similar structures have been used for the storage of foodstuffs since the Roman times, the idea being to prevent the incursion of animals and ground moisture, thereby spoiling that which is stored within. Examples have been found in much of Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. Even earlier, in the Stone and Bronze Ages (4000 – 800 BC) European cultures were living in Stilt Houses on various lakes.

A secondary, and much more contemporary, form which this category chooses to encompass is the commercial, or tourism oriented, "tower", usually supported well above the ground by a central column or structure, such as Calgary Tower, the Seattle Space Needle, or Toronto's CN Tower.
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Instructions for Posting a Elevated Buildings Waymark:
PLEASE read ALL the requirements before submitting
Merriam-Webster defines a building to be simply: "a usually roofed and walled structure built for permanent use (as for a dwelling)".
The Cambridge English Dictionary definition is similar.
  • This category will accept elevated buildings which are entirely residential, whether permanent residences, beach or lake rental properties, hotels/motels or condominiums.

    Unacceptable are:
    • silo style grain bins with conical floors, whether of steel, fibreglass or other material
    • Air Traffic Control Towers of any sort
    • Water Towers
    • Lighthouses NOT elevated by, stilts, posts, poles or a framework. All conventional lighthouses consisting of a continuous tower will not be accepted.
    • Small elevated structures, i.e. enclosed weather instruments
    • Enclosed structures which are elevated within a larger structure.
      These will be deemed not acceptable if, in the absence of the larger structure, they would no longer function as useable buildings.

  • Multiple Elevated Buildings at a single site should be submitted as a single Waymark if they are historically, thematically and architecturally related.
    Example: Stilt houses in Unteruhldingen
    Otherwise they may be submitted individually. The discretion of the officers may be brought to bear in this regard.
  • This category will gladly accept any building (though see above) which is only partially elevated above the ground, such as those built on hillsides, IF they have at least 50% of their floor area obviously clear of the ground.
  • Buildings elevated above water are acceptable as, after all, they are elevated above ground but happen to have a layer of water between building and earth.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by:
    • At least 2 (two) photos of the elevated building, taken by the submitter, including, as much as is possible, a closeup and a separate overall view, allowing visitors to obtain a good overall perspective of the building.
    • At least 3 (three) sentences of description and/or historical context, composed by the submitter.
  • The inclusion of quoted text from an outside source, detailing either the building itself or its history, is encouraged. Quoted text must be presented in such a fashion as to make it easily distinguishable from any other text, through the use of quotes, quotes and italics, or placement within a "blockquote" or similar HTML container. Attribution, in the form of an appropriate URL, must immediately follow.
  • Submissions must include a translation in English, if English is not your native language.
  • The title of submitted Waymarks must include a name or designation for the elevated building, followed by its town or location, presented in the following format: Name - Town(, optional region)
    Country is not necessary as it appears below the title.
    Province, state, canton, department, etc. also are not necessary, as long as they can be selected from the drop down "State / Province:" selector.
  • Signage - Please include a legible, closeup photo of any signage encountered at the site, in particular those which contain architectural or historical information. Said photo must not be included in the 2 photo requirement, above. Text from the signage need not be included when accompanied by a legible photo.
PLEASE read ALL the requirements before submitting
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
You must include both a photo of the Elevated Building visited and any impressions or comments you have concerning the building. Any new information on the building you might have would be appreciated, as well.
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Elevated BuildingsArsenaaltoren - Vlissingen, NL

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This is the 65-meter high Arsenaaltoren. It is the largest work of art in the South-West of the Netherlands and part of the amusement park "Het Arsenaal" in Vlissingen. You can find it near Vlisingens harbour enterance

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Zeeland, Netherlands

date approved: 7/29/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsHestholm fugleskjul - Tarm, Region Midtjylland, Denmark

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A bird watch tower is on the road connecting Lønborg bei Tarm and Skjern across the Danish river delta Skjern Enge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Denmark

date approved: 7/27/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated Buildings“Futuro” House - Pensacola Beach, Florida USA

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The Spaceship House in Pensacola Beach

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas

location: Florida

date approved: 7/19/2021

last visited: 4/4/2018

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Elevated BuildingsLouis Hill Lookout Tower - Lawtey, Florida

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Built in 1939, Louis Hill Lookout Tower stands 100 feet tall along US-301 at the Louis Hill Forestry Site in Lawtey, Florida. It is 0.2 miles south of the Highland First Baptist Church and 4.7 miles north of the Lawtey Fire Rescue Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Florida

date approved: 7/18/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsLes cabanes de Courtineau - Saint-Épain, Centre, France

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[FR] Ces deux cabanes se trouvent sur le val de la Courtineau en amont du cours de l'Étang [EN] These two cabins are located on the Courtineau valley upstream from the Cours de l'Étang

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tromel

location: France

date approved: 7/13/2021

last visited: 7/13/2021

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Elevated BuildingsHeinrich-Hertz-Turm - Fernsehturm - Hamburg, Germany

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[GER] Heinrich-Hertz-Turm - Fernsehturm - Hamburg, Germany [ENG] Heinrich Hertz Tower - TV Tower - Hamburg, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kladings

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 7/10/2021

last visited: 7/11/2021

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Elevated BuildingsMenara Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Menara Kuala Lumpur aka Kuala Lumpur Tower (abbreviated as KL Tower) is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Malaysia

date approved: 7/10/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsTower of the Americas - San Antonio, TX

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This Tower, built in 1968, features a revolving restaurant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Texas

date approved: 7/7/2021

last visited: 8/5/2007

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Elevated BuildingsRadio City Tower - Liverpool, Merseyside.

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The iconic Radio City Tower, also known as St. John's Beacon, is a radio and observation tower located on Houghton Street in Liverpool.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/6/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsDonauturm - Vienna

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The Donauturm (English: Danube Tower) in Vienna is the tallest structure in Austria.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 6/30/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsThe Strat Skypod - Las Vegas

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The Strat (formerly known as the Stratosphere) is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The adjacent tower (the Strat Skypod) is an elevated building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Nevada

date approved: 6/30/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsPfahlbauten am Strand - Sankt Peter Ording, S.-H., Deutschland

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Bis zu 7 Meter hohe Pfahlbauten am Strand von Sankt Peter Ording in Schleswig-Holstein.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

date approved: 6/30/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsLes cabanes tchanquées - Lacanau, France

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the famous 'Cabanes tchanquées'. les célèbres cabanes Tchanquées.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 6/30/2021

last visited: 7/10/2021

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Elevated BuildingsCanastros - A Merca, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Complex of restored hórreos

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 6/28/2021

last visited: 7/1/2021

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Elevated BuildingsHórreos en Loiro - Loiro, Barbadás, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Complex of restored hórreos

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 6/28/2021

last visited: 6/30/2021

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Elevated BuildingsHórreos - Amoeiro, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Complex of hórreos in Amoeiro

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 6/28/2021

last visited: 6/29/2021

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Elevated BuildingsWood Islands Beach Shanties - Wood Islands, PEI

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Wood Islands Provincial Park is on the southern tip of Prince Edward Island, adjacent to the Wood Islands Ferry Terminal, the landing place for the Nova Scotia - Prince Edward Island ferries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 6/27/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsMines House, Darwin

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One of many thousands of elevated dwellings in Australia's tropics

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Northern Territory, Australia

date approved: 6/27/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsCape Jaffa Lighthouse (former), Kingston SE,

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A steel supported lighthouse that once sat on a reef 7kms offshore

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: South Australia, Australia

date approved: 6/27/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsOriental Pearl Tower - Shanghai, China

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Elevated Building named "Oriental Pearl Tower" a communication, hotel, restaurant and observation tower located at 1 Century Ave, Lu Jia Zui, Pudong, Shanghai, China.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: China

date approved: 6/27/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsSt. Nora Fire Tower - Algonquin Highlands, ON

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100-foot steel fire tower

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/26/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsHayward Shoreline Interpretive Center - Hayward, CA

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The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center located on the marshland of San Francisco Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/26/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsAussichtsturm - Hattgenstein, Germany

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Elevated Building, now in use as a look-Out tower (Aussichtsturm) located at Kiefernweg in Hattgenstein, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/26/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsMilitary Look-Out Tower - Hahn, Germany

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Elevated Building, a former Military Look-Out Tower on former NATO Hahn Air Base behind the Frankfurt–Hahn Airport in Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 6/26/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsKubuswoningen - Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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Elevated houses with cube form

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/26/2021

last visited: 6/28/2021

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