Statues and Memorials in London: Paternoster Column

Posted: June 25, 2015 in London, UK
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The Paternoster column stands at the heart of the piazza created by the redevelopment of Paternoster Sq in the 1990s. It is a 23m tall Corinthean column topped by a flaming urn covered in gold leaf. It is known to some people as the ‘flaming pineapple’.

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Aside from its decorative element its true secret is that it conceals a ventilation shaft for a private road which runs under the square.

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