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England – Brighton – 2016

I360 British Airways

POMA designed and manufactured the entire pod and drive system of the world’s tallest observation tower, known as the British Airways i360. A unique concept, located on the Brighton seafront in the south of England.

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The project

The i360 is a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design, a work of the famous British architect David Marks. POMA was involved in its construction, designing the entire “pod and drive system”, including the huge panoramic viewing pod and all the equipment allowing it to travel up and down the tower like a vertical ropeway.

POMA and its subsidiaries SIGMA and SEMER have demonstrated their mastery of ropeway transportation technologies and have once again proved their ability to innovate for a bold project in the large-scale leisure market and tourist attractions.

I360 British Airways

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Technical

SPECIFICATIONs

Longueur

Length

160 m

Débit

Cabin capacity

200 passengers

temps

Journey time

20 minutes

POMA, innovation

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Unique design

With a saucer design entirely made of glass, the viewing pod capable of welcoming 200 visitors has a surface area of 180 sq. m and a total empty weight of 94 tonnes. Its hosting capacity and unique concept have created a rush of enthusiasm for an activity that complements the “flights” operated by the i360: a unique venue for all kinds of events.

The “slimmest” tower

The British Airways i360 holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s “slimmest” tower. With a diameter of 3.9 metres and a height of 160 metres, the British Airways i360 tower has a height-to-width ratio of 40:1, a genuine feat combining technology, engineering, innovation and design.

I360 in pictures

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