Fortress Bourtange: Bourtange, Holland Twierdza Wisloujscie: Gdansk, Poland Fort McHenry: Baltimore, Maryland Kronborg: Helsingor, Denmark Fortress of Almeida: Almeida, Portugal
The Star Fort first appeared in Italy in the 15th century. Medieval-era fortifications tended to be ring-shaped, which not only allowed attackers relative safety when they got close to its walls, but were vulnerable to the new technology of artillery.
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The design of the starfort did away with "dead zones," or areas in which an attacker cannot be brought under fire, by the use of triangular bastions which command all approaches. The starfort concept was adopted by a great many nations in Europe and the New World through the 15th to 19th centuries. Starforts.com exists because starforts look really cool from above! Their symmetric beauty and historic nature make them absolutely fascinating.
Fuerte de San Diego: Acapulco, Mexico Tilbury Fort: London, England Fort Erie: Ontario, Canada Fort Goryokaku: Hakodate, Japan

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