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Elevated Buildings
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Elevated buildings are those which, for myriad reasons, were constructed with the desire that they not be in contact with Terra Firma. They may occur in various forms, the predominant one being that of a relatively small building elevated well above the earth by posts or columns. These may be elevated caches, granaries or warehouses constructed for storage of food or supplies, fishing huts, bird watching or hunting blinds, or fire lookout towers.
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It is likely that the oldest extant example of an Elevated Building would be the Hórreo, a stone building elevated upon stone pillars. Similar structures have been used for the storage of foodstuffs since the Roman times, the idea being to prevent the incursion of animals and ground moisture, thereby spoiling that which is stored within. Examples have been found in much of Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. Even earlier, in the Stone and Bronze Ages (4000 – 800 BC) European cultures were living in Stilt Houses on various lakes.

A secondary, and much more contemporary, form which this category chooses to encompass is the commercial, or tourism oriented, "tower", usually supported well above the ground by a central column or structure, such as Calgary Tower, the Seattle Space Needle, or Toronto's CN Tower.
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Instructions for Posting a Elevated Buildings Waymark:
PLEASE read ALL the requirements before submitting
Merriam-Webster defines a building to be simply: "a usually roofed and walled structure built for permanent use (as for a dwelling)".
The Cambridge English Dictionary definition is similar.
  • This category will accept elevated buildings which are entirely residential, whether permanent residences, beach or lake rental properties, hotels/motels or condominiums.

    Unacceptable are:
    • silo style grain bins with conical floors, whether of steel, fibreglass or other material
    • Air Traffic Control Towers of any sort
    • Water Towers
    • Lighthouses NOT elevated by, stilts, posts, poles or a framework. All conventional lighthouses consisting of a continuous tower will not be accepted.
    • Small elevated structures, i.e. enclosed weather instruments
    • Enclosed structures which are elevated within a larger structure.
      These will be deemed not acceptable if, in the absence of the larger structure, they would no longer function as useable buildings.

  • Multiple Elevated Buildings at a single site should be submitted as a single Waymark if they are historically, thematically and architecturally related.
    Example: Stilt houses in Unteruhldingen
    Otherwise they may be submitted individually. The discretion of the officers may be brought to bear in this regard.
  • This category will gladly accept any building (though see above) which is only partially elevated above the ground, such as those built on hillsides, IF they have at least 50% of their floor area obviously clear of the ground.
  • Buildings elevated above water are acceptable as, after all, they are elevated above ground but happen to have a layer of water between building and earth.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by:
    • At least 2 (two) photos of the elevated building, taken by the submitter, including, as much as is possible, a closeup and a separate overall view, allowing visitors to obtain a good overall perspective of the building.
    • At least 3 (three) sentences of description and/or historical context, composed by the submitter.
  • The inclusion of quoted text from an outside source, detailing either the building itself or its history, is encouraged. Quoted text must be presented in such a fashion as to make it easily distinguishable from any other text, through the use of quotes, quotes and italics, or placement within a "blockquote" or similar HTML container. Attribution, in the form of an appropriate URL, must immediately follow.
  • Submissions must include a translation in English, if English is not your native language.
  • The title of submitted Waymarks must include a name or designation for the elevated building, followed by its town or location, presented in the following format: Name - Town(, optional region)
    Country is not necessary as it appears below the title.
    Province, state, canton, department, etc. also are not necessary, as long as they can be selected from the drop down "State / Province:" selector.
  • Signage - Please include a legible, closeup photo of any signage encountered at the site, in particular those which contain architectural or historical information. Said photo must not be included in the 2 photo requirement, above. Text from the signage need not be included when accompanied by a legible photo.
PLEASE read ALL the requirements before submitting
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
You must include both a photo of the Elevated Building visited and any impressions or comments you have concerning the building. Any new information on the building you might have would be appreciated, as well.
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Elevated Buildings50 Anchor Way - Nanaimo, BC

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This is the Seaplane Terminal for the Nanaimo Harbour.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bcrockcrawler, xstitcher, & BMXer

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/19/2022

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsTower silgar - Sanxenxo, Pontevedra, Galicia, España

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Tower of life guard in Playa de Silgar

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 5/9/2022

last visited: 5/10/2022

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Elevated BuildingsStephens Alley House - Franklin, MO

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This Franklin, MO town has a story all its own.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/21/2022

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsCypress Civic Center - Cypress, CA

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The main civic center for Cypress, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/11/2022

last visited: never

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Typical in Celtic countries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 4/6/2022

last visited: 4/7/2022

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Elevated BuildingsDe Goudse Waarde - Gouda - N:

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De Goudse Waarde - Gouda

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Andre 61

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 4/3/2022

last visited: 4/4/2022

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Elevated BuildingsLa Cité Radieuse - Marseille

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[FR] A Marseille, un immeuble d'habitation construit sur pilotis. [EN] In Marseille, a residential building built on stilts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kalmoda

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 3/29/2022

last visited: never

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Can you imagine enjoying one of the world´s best culinary experiences in a transparent capsule located 400 meters above the Sacred Valley in Peru?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Djurets

location: Peru

date approved: 3/20/2022

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsShelter i Klintebjerg - Klintebjerg, Denmark

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Shelterplads med bålsted tæt ved den lille havn i fjordbyen Klintebjerg. To shelters af "skrubbe"-typen. De er bygget på små pæle, så de er hævet over jorden. Desuden er der bålsted og primitivt toilet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Klabautermanden

location: Denmark

date approved: 3/20/2022

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsEschif - Périgueux, France

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[EN] In general, the eschif designates a small fortification built to defend the approaches to a gate when the enclosures of the cities consisted of a simple wall. [FR] De manière générale, l'eschif désigne une petite fortification construite pour défendre les approches d’une porte lorsque les enceintes des villes consistaient en une simple muraille.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 1/28/2022

last visited: 3/8/2022

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Elevated BuildingsNjalla - Karasjok, Norway

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Sami njalla which is a small storage building located on top of a tree trunk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Troms og Finnmark, Norway

date approved: 1/8/2022

last visited: never

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The upper 12 floors of the hexagonal high rise -- originally known as the Fiduciary Trust Building -- 175 Federal Street are supported by seven trusses atop 14 caissons in Boston, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/3/2022

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsElevated Bathhouse at Barrington Town Beach - Barrington, Rhode Island

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The modern bathhouse at Barrington Town Beach is entirely elevated on wood pylons. It officially opened on June 23, 2012.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 1/3/2022

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsQuinta do Escuteiro - Batalha, Leiria, Portugal

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In Quinta do Escuteiro you'll find this look out tower, built by the boyscouts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 12/27/2021

last visited: never

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The OUE Tower is a spectacular elevated building in Singapore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: Singapore

date approved: 12/26/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsHórreo - Aceredo, Lobios, Ourense, Galicia, España

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Typical in Celtic countries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Galicia, Spain

date approved: 12/25/2021

last visited: 12/26/2021

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Elevated BuildingsStorehouse - Västerbottens Museum - Umeå, Sweden

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Västerbottens Museum is an outdoor museum where you can see various buildings from the area. Among other things, also this elevated storehouse from a Sami camp

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Västerbotten, Sweden

date approved: 12/21/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsMotto am Fluss - Vienna, Austria

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Interessantes Gebäude auf Stelzen neben dem Donaukanal / Interesting building on stils next to the Danube Canal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 12/7/2021

last visited: never

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An elevated building at the Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/6/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsHygieostatic Bat Roost - Comfort, TX

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The Hygieostatic Bat Roost is one of sixteen known such roosts built between 1907 and 1929, one of two survivors of seven built in Texas, and the oldest of three known existing roosts in the US.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/30/2021

last visited: 12/1/2021

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Elevated BuildingsTraditional Barns - Törbel, VS, Switzerland

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An ensemble of traditional Valais style stilted barns in the west of Törbel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Valais, Switzerland

date approved: 11/27/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsOffice Building - Ramsey, Isle of Man

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This office building is to the rear of 29 Parliament Street in Ramsey and is elevated to allow parking under it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 11/7/2021

last visited: never

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Elevated BuildingsHórreo - Avilés, Asturias, España

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Asturian Hórreo, elevated building

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

location: Principado de Asturias, Spain

date approved: 10/18/2021

last visited: 10/20/2021

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Elevated BuildingsSingaraja Pier - Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

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The Singaraja Pier consists of 4 restaurant on platforms above the sea.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

location: Indonesia

date approved: 10/17/2021

last visited: 10/18/2021

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Elevated BuildingsAnderson Street Water Tower - Huntington Beach, CA

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An icon for Huntington Beach and Pacific Coast Highway is placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the tallest homes in the world. It is currently a vacation rental.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/17/2021

last visited: never

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