Tuesday 23 June 2015

The growing i360

On 11th June six of the seventeen steel cylinders (cans) that will be assembled into the tower arrived by barge on the beach. Progress since then has been rapid.

The first 3 cans are installed and 3 more stand ready 

The jacking rig. This  supports the upper completed section of the tower while it is being raised by the crane. This enables the next section to be slid in underneath and bolted on.

The 100 metre high crane being used in the assembly looms over the jacking rig and the upper cans.

A second delivery of cans is scheduled to arrive today June 23rd.

The tower looks unexpectedly slender and the early fears that its bulk will unattractively dominate  the seafront seem ill-founded.

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