The tallest church spire in England.
The master builder had stopped smiling. He spoke angrily.
"If they had intended a spire they'd have laid the foundations for it!"
William Golding, The Spire
N.B. global frame of reference - Music, Literature, the Visual Arts, Landscape, Current Affairs. A special emphasis on Dorset and Greece, plus other countries where I've lived and worked (and others which I visit regularly or know well) - Jim.