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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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British Airways i360 brings the West Pier tollbooths back to the seafront

When our architects, Marks Barfield, first met with the West Pier Trust in 2005 to discuss their ideas for British…

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British Airways i360 pod is completed

It was an historic day for the British Airways i360 as the last segment of the glass viewing pod was gently lowered into place.

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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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Brighton i360 unveils lifesaving defibrillator donated by local organisations

Sussex Heart Foundation and Hove Business Association have donated a defibrillator to the Brighton i360 to help to save lives…

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