Designers of the iconic London Eye, firm Marks Barfield Architect, are closer to presenting their homeland with a new landmark, the i360 Brighton.
According to Archdaily, the tower will be around 532 feet high with a glass viewing pod rising to 450 feet off the ground. It will offer a new perspective on the English coastal city of Brighton. The base of the building will have a visitor center comprising of a restaurant, shop, exhibition space and conference center.
Just like the London Eye, i360 Brighton will be accomplished with the help of companies from various countries. Collaborating with London-based Marks Barfield are cable-lift company Poma of France, Jacobs Engineering from the United States and steel company Hollandia from the Netherlands.
The BBC reports the project has secured £40 million from Brighton and Hove City Council to build what is planned to be the UK’s tallest observation tower outside London.