Enter the dragons: Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens undergoes £4.5m revamp to restore 163ft tower to its 18th century splendor with 80 wooden monsters
| Connor Boyd For Mailonline
12/28/2017 11:23 PM EST
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The finishing touches are being put to the dragons which are returning to the Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens.
It comes after a two-year and £4.5 million restoration of the unusual Georgian 10-storey octagonal tower in south-west London which is famed for its bird's-eye view, Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) said.
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It stands at 163 feet and each level is 12 inches narrower than the one below, but none of the 80 brightly-coloured wooden dragons which dressed the pagoda when it was built in 1762 survived.
The replacement dragons are now being put back but 72 of them, which will feature on the upper levels, have been 3D laser-printed.
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Craftspeople are hand carving the eight larger and heavier 6ft-long dragons from cedar wood which will sit on the bottom level.
The Great Pagoda was designed by Sir William Chambers and completed...
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