The World's Tallest Moving Observation Tower Is Set to Open

Michele Debczak

The British Airways i360 has been purported to be the tallest moving observation tower on Earth, and it officially opens its doors on August 8, dezeen reports. The structure also holds the record as the world's most slender tower—a distinction that’s made even more impressive by its dizzying heights.

The i360 looms 450 feet over Brighton, England. Thrill-seekers who ride the mobile, glass-encased platform to the top will be treated to 360-degree views of Brighton, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Sussex coastline stretching up to 26 miles.

If the thought of ascending such a structure makes you queasy, there are ways to appreciate its magnitude from solid ground. Drones were recently flown around the tower to capture aerial videos and photographs ahead of its opening. You can see an example of some of that sneak-peek footage above.

The i360 is the brainchild of David Marks and Julia Barfield, the same architects who helped design the London Eye. The i360’s observation pod is 10 times the size of those on the Eye, with a capacity of up to 200 occupants. Tickets for the attraction are now available to book online.

[h/t dezeen]

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