European By Design: A New Look at the Traditional Transmission Tower

Jan. 8, 2019
From our Top Galleries archive: Europe is developing alternatives to the large lattice towers.

Linemen have constructed large lattice towers worldwide for decades. While they have served their purpose, they have also received growing opposition in Europe, according to BYSTRUP, a design and engineering firm. 

Recently, however, new tower designs are gaining traction in Europe. These designs are focused on optimizing aesthetics, the environment, technical feasibility and cost. Some of these designs have moved beyond the research and development phase, and they are now being installed and energized in Denmark and the United Kingdom. 

Take a look at some of these new tower designs, which may one day find themselves connected to the American power grid. 

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