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Brighton i360, Brighton, United Kingdom 
Wednesday 19 Apr 2006
 
Uplift for Brighton Seafront? 
 
 
 
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26/08/10 JAMIE HENDERSON, WATFORD
THAT IS A ARWSOME IDEA I THINK THIS SHOULD REALY GO AHEAD. IT WOULD BE SO COOL WHEN ITS FINISH ITS A FANTASTIC IDEA I HOPE IT WILL GO AHEAD
06/02/09 andy, hove
I love the idea and hope this goes ahead, however it has all gone a bit quiet.
Will it really be built is it another vitcim of the credit crunch?
11/01/09 Liz, Derby
Love the idea of the i360. Its sleek modern design is a perfect contrast to the beautiful seafront of Brighton. Hope it is built as soon as possible, should bring in more tourists and support the economy. I look forward to riding to the top!
 

Radical proposal for observation tower to replace West Pier 

The award-winning husband and wife architects, David Marks and Julia Barfield, the originators and designers of the London Eye, announced their plans to build an observation mast on the site of the West Pier. 'Brighton i-360' will carry up to 100 visitors at 183 metres above sea level it is will taller than Blackpool Tower, the Spinnaker Tower and the London Eye itself. It is anticipated to have a peak capacity of 4,000 people a day and it should be possible to see 25 miles on a clear day The pod is made out of glass and steel and has designed to be low energy use and energy efficient – 20 per cent of the energy required to drive it will come from wind-turbines at its top."In the past it was said that the West Pier allowed people to 'walk on water'. We hope that i360 will allow people to walk on air. David Marks said of the proposal, "This is a rare opportunity to create a landmark in the true sense of the word. We believe it will give people a new experience of Brighton enabling them to see the whole of the City for the first time and be a catalyst for regeneration in the immediate area"

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Status concept
Value 25(m€)
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Marks Barfield Architects
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