The world’s tallest moving observation tower – the British Airways i360 – will open on Brighton’s seafront on August 4.
Tickets are now on sale for the attraction which will take visitors up to a height of 450 feet in an enclosed glass viewing pod to see across Brighton and the south coast.
‘Flights’ are 20 minutes during the day and 30 minutes after 6pm, when the pod transforms into the Nyetimber Sky Bar.
Events are planned to mark the launch and will be announced in the coming days.
Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye, the attraction opens almost exactly two years to the day when the project team put the first spade in the ground to begin construction.
Architects David Marks and Julia Barfield said: “Built at the landward end of Brighton’s historic West Pier, British Airways i360 is a modern-day vertical pier which invites visitors to ‘walk on air’ and gain a new perspective on the city, just as the West Pier invited Victorian society to ‘walk on water’.
“The glass viewing pod, 10 times the size of a London Eye capsule and capable of carrying up to 200 passengers, will slowly rise up a slender steel tower to a height of 450 feet to provide passengers with stunning views of Brighton and Hove and a beautiful panorama of the south coast and English Channel.”
Picture credit British Airways i360