Unlike manmade watch-, hotel-, or residential towers, a landscape element that rises from the sea allows an overview over the developed coast, even without access permission. During the dictatorship of Franco, countless immigrants made the view over Barcelona from El Carmel their own when they built themselves illegal housing there. During the Spanish Civil War it was still being used as an aircraft defence cannon station. Today, the view of the city- and seascape has wearied of its own touristic reproducibility.