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Published: 15 July 2016
This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod
This summer the country’s newest attraction will open on Brighton Seafront. British Airways i360 is the world’s tallest moving observation tower, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye. The giant glass viewing pod will glide slowly up to 450 feet.
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British Airways i360 will be a sustainable attraction; it will use only green energy and the pod’s descent will generate 50% of the energy required for the ascent. The Belle Vue restaurant in the beach building will source food from Sussex, including ingredients from within the distance viewable from the pod.
What to look out for
From the pod you’ll be able to see the city of Brighton & Hove nestled between the sea and the countryside – and view the striking onion domes of the spectacular Royal Pavilion from a whole new perspective.
Piers old & new – British Airways i360 is just in front of the skeletal remains of the West Pier; looking east you’ll be able to see the current Brighton Pier in all its glory.
Regency Architecture – to the west visitors will be able to see Hove with its colourful beach huts and stunning Regency architecture.
The Lanes & North Laine – admire the twisting alleyways of the former fishing village of Brighthelmstone. Of course today the Lanes are home to a wide variety of boutique shops and restaurants.
The Beachfront – the 8 miles of Brighton’s famous beachfront will be laid beneath your feet. From Hove Lagoon across to Brighton Marina – with all the shops, bars and clubs in between.
South Downs National Park – the city has the sea on one side and the countryside on the other. Admire the rolling hills of the South Downs, a great spot for cycling, hiking or visiting a vineyard.
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