Drum tower (Europe)

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The Malmö Castle has two drum towers which, in having a larger diameter length than height, have a drum shape.

A Drum tower in Europe is a round tower that has a longer diameter length than height,[1] resembling the shape of the musical instrument. Sometimes the term is used erroneously to describe typical round Norman defense towers or circular towers in general.


  1. ^ Cyril M., Harris (2006). DICTIONARY OF ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION 4th Edition (PDF). New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 341. ISBN 0-07-145237-0. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-10. Retrieved 2017-06-16.