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Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Friday 21 Oct 2005
 

Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower opens

 
 
 
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Portsmouth’s 170m Spinnaker Tower has opened this week. Planned as one the UK’s Millennium projects, the construction has been dogged by delays and cost over-runs. Sited adjacent to the historic port, it was designed by HGP Architects to resemble a ship’s sail and is supported by 84 piles some driven 50m into the sea bed. Features include a glass lift and three observation platforms at 105, 110 and 115m. The tower will become a national landmark and will provide a significant tourist boost for the city.

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