The Brickington lighthouse is a bit of an oddity. Deigned by Lenderson and Associates, and built in the 1920's, it drew much more on ornate (and expensive) urban architecture than the plain style of lighthouse favored by other rural islands and seaside towns. In actuality, the Brickington Lighthouse is the result of a long running rivalry between Brickington island it's sister island Stutenbloken. The friendly competition has existed for almost 100 years as the two islands vie for businesses, resources, and tourists. In actual fact, in the present tourism-based economy, the two Islands are dependent on each other, as most visitors to one island will visit the other during the course of their trip. The rivalry continues, but 80 years later, Brickington still has the more impressive lighthouse.
Now for the pics.
Here's the entryway from the shore. the walkway exits onto the airport boardwalk. The black grating faces the shore directly.
Here's a closeup of the first two floors. The doors are notable in that the earlier style of 4x6x1 door frame has two sets of mounting points so a regular door and security gate can exist in the same frame.
The view from the sea
The Top. This is the only architectural detail to survive from my original model.
As always, the lighthouse is built in 16x16 stud modular style. Though not separate here, the ground floor is a separate module as well.
Comments and suggestions welcome.
Edited by TheBrickster, 19 May 2009 - 04:49 AM.