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Evening Lecture: Design and Construction of the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower in Brighton – the World’s Most Slender Tower

The British Airways i360 Viewing Tower at Brighton is 162m high and only 3.9m in diameter – it is the world’s tallest moving observation tower and was officially recognised as the “World’s most slender tower” by Guinness World Records.  It was completed in early August 2016 and has already carried almost 1 million passengers.  This is a unique opportunity to hear the inside story of this £48 million project from the first design proposals (back in 2005), the detailed design, through to the construction work on site, and the operating arrangements.  The steel tower has been designed with two novel structural systems to mitigate any dynamic responses during high winds and was erected, without the use of a crane, by a unique “top-down” jacking method specially designed for this project.


Date: Tuesday 9th 2019, 6.30pm

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Venue: TU Dublin, Bolton Street, Michael O’Donnell Theatre (Room 259)

Speaker:Dr. John Roberts, Past-President IStructE

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Recording of the lecture can be seen: