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Old Jul 14, '12, 3:06 pm
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This is a picture of an old theater. What would you call the hexagonal tall column structure on the far left?

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This is a picture of an old theater. What would you call the hexagonal tall column structure on the far left?

I went through a few architecture reference books and the only term I could find is "corner tower". It seems rather intuitive, I guess .


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A pepper pot tower?
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A turret.

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Maybe it's a corner pepper pot turret?

Actually, the turret idea seems close, although it's not quite raised and seems bigger - but maybe it's just a big turret. I was inspired to email a couple "ask an architect" websites. I'll post what I hear back if I hear back.

Meanwhile, if anyone else thinks it's something else, please holler!

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If it breaks loose, wheels up the street screaming "EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE!" and whips up an electron ram shaped like a toilet plunger, I am reaching for my tin foil hat and crawling under a rock ...
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It may be referred to as a cupola, however that term is usually reserved just for the dome.

The Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City, Oregon has a similar feature, there they call it a cupola.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geiser_Grand_Hotel

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It may be referred to as a cupola, however that term is usually reserved just for the dome.

The Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City, Oregon has a similar feature, there they call it a cupola.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geiser_Grand_Hotel

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Similar, but that looks more like a turret to me. See how in the picture in the OP, the columns lining up with the corners of the hexagon go all the way to the ground. Other pictures of turrets I've seen are more like caps jutting out from the side and extending upward (but not down to the ground).
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Good morning, MarcoPolo,

How about calling it a corner tower with a cupola turret?

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After reviewing the picture again against the Wiki Article I referenced above, I note that it DOES appear that the feature extends to the ground. Therefore it would not be a "turret" but a "tower". The feature on top could certainly be called a cupola.

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After reviewing the picture again against the Wiki Article I referenced above, I note that it DOES appear that the feature extends to the ground. Therefore it would not be a "turret" but a "tower". The feature on top could certainly be called a cupola.

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It is certainly shaped most similarly to a turret, but yes, it seems to touch the ground classing it more like a tower. I also found terms such as "drum tower," which is a wider column sometimes on a building's corner. It also resembles the feature called a "donjon".

I think it may be a hybrid.
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