After standing derelict for some years following the closure of the Glasgow Harbour Tunnel in 1980 the North Rotunda has been operating as a restaurant (and casino for some time) since the late 1980s. It is dwarfed by the modern high rise buildings that have been built around it but it provides a welcome break in style and, particularly, colour from the uniform white, grey and silver hues of the modern buildings
An accumulator tower similar to those found at the Princes Dock and Queens Dock was built beside the North Rotunda to provide an adequate reservoir of high pressure water to operate the hydraulic hoists that lifted vehicles from the tunnel to ground level and vice versa. The accumulator tower was demolished some time after the vehicular tunnels were closed.
A picture of the rotunda and accumulator tower can be seen at: