First parts of i360 tower arrive on Brighton seafront

Posted On 11 Jun 2015 at 8:55 am

The first parts of the i360 tower arrived on Brighton seafront by barge this morning (Thursday 11 July).

The barge was beached first thing, carrying six steel cans, which form part of the 162m talk shaft of the observation tower.

David Marks, of architect Marks Barfield, said: It’s fantastic after all this planning to finally see this happening.

“Today marks an exciting news phase when the i360 starts to come out of the ground and reach for the sky.”

  The tower will be just 4m in diameter and is being lifted into place by a 200-tonne 96m tall crane. A jacking tower will be used to assemble the shaft.

Eleanor Harris, the i360 chief executive, said: “It’s been a long time coming – a ten-year journey for us.”

She said that the company hopes to create 440 jobs for people in Brighton and Hove.

  1. Joe Stains Reply

    The proponents of the Brighton i360 should not be so proud of this technological terror that they have created…

    • PJ Reply

      Yawn! Yet another Nimby that doesn’t like change! Bring it on, looking forward hugely along with EVERYONE of my friends to seeing this finished next year! Yay!

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