Cast iron columns and capitals, St. Katharine Dock, London. Philip Hardwick, architect. Project designer, Thomas Telford. 1828. The photograph at right shows quite clearly the combination of iron beams, columns, and yellow brick used in the construction of the warehouses in this tripartite artificial inner harbor protected from the dramatic rise and fall of the Thames by the lock Telford designed. The photograph at right shows the building’s line of arches and columns. [Click on these images for larger pictures.]

Additional views of the cast-iron capitals, each of which has eight vertical elements.

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