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A new exhibition: ‘British Airways i360: How it was Built’

An exhibition of photography and film charting the construction of British Airways i360, the world’s tallest moving observation tower, is now open in the beach building

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The pod reaches full height

There was great excitement in the office last week as the British Airways i360 observation pod reached the top of…

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2015 – a year in blogs

It has been an epic year for British Airways i360. Can you believe that last Christmas we were deep in the ground, hand-excavating live electricity cables and planning our big break into the Victorian sewer running under our site? This year we are 162m into the sky and building the futuristic glass pod that will offer incredible views over the city, coast and the South Downs.

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Building the pod

With the pod floor sectors (a sector is a pie-shaped part of a circle) now installed on the chassis at the base of the tower, we have reached a really exciting part of the build: installing the 24 delicate superstructure sectors that give the pod its recognisable form.

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British Airways i360 beach platform used to shore up the city’s beaches

With the Brighton i360 tower at full height and the cranes now gone, the team at Mackley have been working hard…

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Revealing the i360: construction milestones & celebrity visits

There’s been excitement in the air at the Brighton i360 as we reach major construction milestones. Plus a special visit to the site by a well known local…

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Rebuilding the West Pier Arches

The West Pier Arches are currently being rebuilt and will form the back of house area for the i360 beach building.

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A preview of the i360 passenger pod under construction

Brighton i360 delegates and Marks Barfield Architects visit the Brighton i360 passenger pod under construction in France.

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Brighton i360 tower reaches full height

On Sunday 23rd August 2015, the Brighton i360 tower reached it’s full height of 162 metres. It’s an the amazing feat of engineering.

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Drawing A Unique Perspective on the Brighton i360

Lisa Holdcroft, who normally draws local houses or landmarks, decided early on that the seafront build was worth recording and has been uploading images to her website, www.lisaholdcroft.com, each time something significant happens on construction site.

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