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Friday 24 Nov 2006: Phoenix shot tower
The Phoenix Shot Tower in Baltimore was the tallest building is the United States until the completion of Trinity Church in New York in 1846. The tower was used to produce lead shot for firearms: molten lead was dropped from the top of the 66 metre tower into a water-filled basin. During the fall the lead droplets would solidify into (near) perfect spheres.

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