Saturday, 15 August 2015

i360 progress - 4

The completed section of the tower, nearly 400 ft. high, hangs in space supported only by the jacking rig.

One of the last three cans stands ready to be slotted into place and then have cladding and other fittings attached in what amounts to a vertical assembly line.

As the tower approaches its full height there seem little doubt that, as the designers and supporters predicted, it will make a spectacular addition to the seafront and, on its launch next summer, will make headlines around the world. Financial success will surely follow. Maybe a glimmer of hope for a new pier can be entertained, complementing the tower and providing a satisfying conclusion to the project.

See also: i360 progress 3

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