The Swinnerton Monument

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the Swinnerton Monument

Havercroft [31, 43]

Hemore Auto Repair Stovin Row a warehouse
a junkyard the Swinnerton Monument Cuss Place
the Pitter Building wasteland Ackland Mall

Basic Info:

  • A monument is a city block containing a statue or similar piece of public art, without a building in it. It is functionally equivalent to a street, except that players with the Tagging skill can gain 2 XP for writing graffiti on a monument.
  • This is, game-play wise, an empty block, and cannot be barricaded.
  • After the July 3, 2009 update, some monuments became tall and can be seen from a distance with binoculars

The Swinnerton Monument


Humans and zombies alike will see the following (permanent) description when standing in front of the monument:

"You are at the Swinnerton Monument, a grey stone cube with a crack running across it."

1999. Marble faced brick with bronze. Architect: Jemima Hamble Roundwindow

The Swinnerton Monument dominates the southern end of the wide Stovin Row avenue. A wide, triumphal arch large enough to span the four-lane road in a typical Neo-Georgian style. Bas-relief collonades and trompe l'oeil give the impression of a magnificent C18th residence, but the facades if fact hide an electrical substation.

Created as part of the Havercroft Beautification scheme at the end of the nineties, the monument lends a small amount of class to an otherwise drab neighbourhood. Named after the C18th architect Isambard "Antimacassar" Swinnerton, the monument captures the spirit of the enlightenment, as a pair of magnificent bronze unicorns rear up with nostrils flaring at the crosstown traffic. Surmounting the apex of the roof is a further bronze of Margaret Rutherford in a Syrian chariot being pulled by six huskies, riding roughshod over a field of tiny homunculi.

The flags of the G7 nations and the flag of the UN fly from the collonades during public holidays.


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