The Haldimand Tower (French Tour Haldimand) is an artificial ruin in the form of a tower in Lausanne.
In summary, in 1825, three wealthy men each built a tower ruin and organized a competition. Haldiman won with his tower.
January 1, 2018
According to a widespread urban legend, which has not yet been substantiated by any credible source, three friends, Auguste Perdonnet, William Haldimand and Charles de Cerjat, made a bet around 1823: to build the romantic tower la more convincing. The picturesque ruin of William Haldimand would have won the contest.In reality, the tower of Perdonnet, located in the park of Mon-Repos, was built in 1821-1822 according to a project of the Genevan painter Pierre-Louis Bouvier1. It precedes for nearly ten years the other two lausanne towers, namely the Haldimand Tower, that his owner built around 1830 only in Ouchy Denantou, at the mouth of the Vuachère, and the (disappeared) raised by de Cerjat in Rovéréaz, north of the city, in the 1830s2.The Haldimand tower, on the walls of molasse blocks on a tuff base, was originally built east of the mouth of the Vuachère, so on territory of Pully. In 1901, it was moved to its current site, following the filling, towards the lake, of the west bank of the watercourse during the construction of the Ouchy wharf. Long hidden in a thick cloak of ivy, it was laid bare and crowned with concrete during its restoration in 1999-2001.
June 27, 2018
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