Brighton i360 viewing pod completed

PUBLISHED: 09:57 14 January 2016 | UPDATED: 10:06 14 January 2016

Kevin Meredith/British Airways i360

Kevin Meredith/British Airways i360

Kevin Meredith

The glass viewing pod for British Airways i360 was completed on 13 January, making way for the last phase of construction before the world’s tallest moving observation attraction opens this summer.

The construction team attached the final segment to the 162 metre tower on Wednesday 13 January, forming a futuristic glass viewing pod which is ten times bigger than the capsules on the London Eye and can hold up to 200 people.

At 4.7 metres high and 18 metres wide, the pod will glide up to 138 metres, offering a gradually unfolding view of the fun-loving city of Brighton & Hove, the English Channel and 26 miles of Sussex coastal landscape.

Among its other features, the British Airways i360 pod will be heated and air-conditioned, is fully accessible for wheelchair users, has bench seating for passengers and will also house the Sky Bar.

The next key project milestone will be when the team runs test flights for the pod in spring.

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