British Airways i360, a spectacular viewpoint in Brighton

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Last Thursday, August 4, one of the most spectacular towers on the planet opened its doors, and not because it was the tallest, but because it was the thinnest. We are referring to the British Airways i360 , a project carried out in Brighton, England, which has broken three records. Yes! Yes! As you are reading it! Thus, in addition to being the slimmest tower ever built, it includes the highest mobile observatory in the world and is the first vertical cable car on the planet.

Although the truth is that this architectural work has not been to everyone’s liking, it is worth a visit if you have the opportunity to travel to the coastal city of Brighton, which, located in the south of the United Kingdom, is famous for its park of attractions, located in front of the sea, and for its wonderful beaches. Would you like to discover more details about the new point of interest in the English city? Well, we recommend that you be very attentive to what we tell you below!

From the creators of the London Eye

The viewpoints are usually a great attraction for tourism, especially if it is about such amazing architectural works as the glass viewpoint located 4,000 meters high in the Alps or the vertigo viewpoint of Chicago. The one that has been inaugurated recently is the British Airways i360 which, as we mentioned at the beginning, is also the first vertical cable car on the planet and the slimmest tower in the world. It is a project designed by the architecture studio Marks Barfield Architects , who, incidentally, also designed the London Eye, one of the main tourist attractions in London, as well as an icon of the English capital.

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360º panoramic views

The tower, which measures 161.74 meters, especially surprises with the views it offers to those who dare to climb it. And it is that it allows you to observe 360º panoramic views at 138 meters above sea level. The cable car car measures 18 meters in diameter and is capable of holding up to 200 people, who will be able to contemplate, for 20 minutes during the day and half an hour at night, the narrow streets of Brighton, the bright blue sea, its cliffs , the Park South Downs National and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Obviously, this journey is not free: it costs £ 13.50 per adult and £ 6.75 per child. Of course, children under 4 years old can enter for free.

Children’s space

Users will not only have the possibility to contemplate 360º panoramic views, but through an application available in different languages ​​they will be able to identify the points of tourist interest that can be glimpsed. They will also be able to watch a video showing the entire construction process. In addition, they have not forgotten the children, offering them a space with games and treasure hunts.

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Other parts of the venue

It is important to note that, beyond the mobile gazebo, the enclosure also includes other attractions, such as a restaurant, a shop, a cafe and a tea room, which are located at ground level, in a building facing the beach . The restaurant, The Belle Vue, deserves a special mention, which is run by Steven Edwards, winner of the English version of MasterChef 2013. The only bad thing about this new attraction is that it has not liked many of the inhabitants of Brighton, since its Modern look does not fit in with the Victorian style of the city. Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of this spectacular tower that has broken several records. Do not miss it!