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Straw Tower in Gdansk






It was established in 1346 in order to strengthen the protection of the Western Middle Ages formed the western walls of Gdansk. The tower is covered with a characteristic cone-shaped roof. Contrasted strangely with the power of the walls, the bottom of the tower wall thickness reaches up to 4 meters. The lowest level of the tower is a magazine indicating the primary use of the tower as a redoubt adapted to a long and self-defense. After building next to the Great Armoury served as a powder magazine, and later became a store forage for horses - hence its present name. The Basztą the straw rises the main building of the Academy of Fine Arts.