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World's first vertical cable car to open in Brighton this summer

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London Eye designer Marks Barfield Architects has reached the final stage in its construction of the UK's highest observation tower.

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Billed as the world's first vertical cable, the British Airways i360 is a slender tower featuring a glass viewing pod that will glide up and down to transport passengers to a height of 138 metres.

It is being built beside the beach in Brighton, and will offer views across the town's rooftops, the English Channel and the coastal Sussex landscape – up to 26 miles in all directions.

Construction of the glass viewing pod was completed. This enclosure is 10 times bigger than the capsules of the London Eye and is expected to hold up to 200 people at a time.

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