Anyone any idea what this building is..?

  Eow is nighe 23:49 03 Jul 08

ive been trying to figure out what this building is & its drove me to a brick wall..?

Does anyone know what it is or any history of it as it looks fantsticly weird..

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  Eow is nighe 23:49 03 Jul 08

Sorry its the one at the bottom left called "Steetley magnesite"

  Eow is nighe 23:50 03 Jul 08

Just click on any photo for the collection of that pic

  TopCat® 00:08 04 Jul 08

It's part of a derelict magnesia extraction plant on the Tees estuary at Hartlepool. TC.

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  wiz-king 05:22 04 Jul 08

It's a aeration pond, for water treatment by the look of it. When in use the cross arms rotate from the hub in the centre and a liquid is pumped down them to trickle over a bed of crushed rock or coke then back to the hub where it pumped round again. This exposes the liquid to a large amount of air. Similar ponds are often found in sewage treatment works where bacteria on the bed break down the sewage before being settled out as sludge.

  Seth Haniel 08:35 04 Jul 08

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at the moment - in Glorious hartlepool

  Seth Haniel 08:42 04 Jul 08
  Quickbeam 12:21 04 Jul 08

I can see the Thorpe Marsh cooling towers right now from my window.

  Eow is nighe 22:44 04 Jul 08

Thankx guys its quite amazing to see..

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