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Victoria Bell Tower
< on 9/24/2005 8:23 PM >
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I'm curious to know, Has anyone ever managed to scale the carillon tower located in Victoria's Inner Harbour? (Across from the Legislature) Of course this wouldn't be easy to accomplish as the only stairway to get up there is surrounded by a 15 foot high iron fence with no footholds and the nearest spot on the structure to place a hook and rope onto is about 30-50 feet up at least. Strangely enough though I have heard rumours of people doing it and succeeding so if anyone here knows anyone who has managed it just how challenging was it, and what is the view like from the top of the tower??

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 1 on 9/24/2005 10:11 PM >
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Not to mention people walking around the area almost 24/7. Good luck with that one. Make sure you get some pics.

Check out the spaces (I'd call them tunnels, but Jester would laugh at me) around the base of the tower.

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 2 on 9/24/2005 10:17 PM >
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Posted by KublaKhan
(I'd call them tunnels, but Jester would laugh at me)


No, I wouldn't laugh at you, i'd point and make fun of you... there's a difference.

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 3 on 9/30/2005 5:31 PM >
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Posted by Jester


No, I wouldn't laugh at you, i'd point and make fun of you... there's a difference.


'Gentle humiliation' techniques, right?

I appreciate your sensitivity.

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 4 on 10/5/2005 9:15 AM >
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if you like bell towers you should check out the mission hill winery in kelowna BEAUTIFULL bell towers there.

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 5 on 2/4/2006 1:49 AM >
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Yup, its a beauty. Twelve 90-feet-high prestressed concrete columns, shaped to compliment the appearance of the adjacent buildings. The top part of the tower is made of a screen of white diamond-shaped concrete facets superimposed on a anodized aluminum screen. Seventy-five steps up that make 6 circles around the center column containing the electrical wiring, lead to the control room.

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 6 on 2/4/2006 5:43 AM >
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Did you go all the way up? What was up there? besides, controls...
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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 7 on 2/4/2006 9:01 AM >
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A beautiful view of the city/inner harbour.
A tunnel.

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 8 on 2/4/2006 9:07 AM >
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Bet it isn't as good a view as from the cupola on the very highest point of the Legislature, on top of the dome. Anyone else been up there?

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 9 on 2/4/2006 11:50 AM >
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Posted by Lester
I'm curious to know, Has anyone ever managed to scale the carillon tower located in Victoria's Inner Harbour? (Across from the Legislature) Of course this wouldn't be easy to accomplish as the only stairway to get up there is surrounded by a 15 foot high iron fence with no footholds and the nearest spot on the structure to place a hook and rope onto is about 30-50 feet up at least. Strangely enough though I have heard rumours of people doing it and succeeding so if anyone here knows anyone who has managed it just how challenging was it, and what is the view like from the top of the tower??


Looked at it, would've tried it, but it was rainy. (slip, splat)

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 10 on 2/25/2006 2:04 AM >
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Posted by anvil
Bet it isn't as good a view as from the cupola on the very highest point of the Legislature, on top of the dome. Anyone else been up there?


When I used to be a reporter in Vic, the Leg press room was pretty high up, not sure what areas I used to get into. Of course, I never thought to document anything then. But we were a good ways up there...

Not sure what it is like now, but back in the early 90s, you could walk in and wander around unimpeded. Doubt it is like that now, but we used to have total run of the place then.

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 11 on 2/26/2006 12:40 AM >
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Anyone up for some "roofing" in the Garden City, PM me, I'm always out doing this. Via freight elevator, elevator, stairs, fire-escapes, climbing......There are some awesome rooftops/high places here. And I'm alllllways looking for more.

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Re: Victoria Bell Tower
<Reply # 12 on 2/26/2006 2:57 AM >
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If you're in the Leg, under the main dome, and look up, you'll see a second mezzanine, way high up. Access to that level is by a winding, very narrow staircase cut through the concrete - very claustrophobic and medieval feeling, with thick jewel-like windows for light. That mezzanine used to be accessible to the public - until someone realized how dangerous it was to have people wandering around nearly a hundred feet above the concrete floor of the lower level. Might have even been someone falling that got it shut down - not sure. Hasn't been open for many decades. From that level, there's a steel staircase that runs up another level, then you climb up to the top of the dome (under the statue) by another staircase that actually runs on top of the dome's ceiling.

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