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Marks Barfield's i360 nears completion

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The latest images of Marks Barfield’s much-anticipated viewing tower on Brighton seafront have been revealed less than a month before it opens to the public

This week the glass viewing pod made its first journey 138m up the steel structure.

The glass pod can hold 200 people and is ten times bigger than the capsules on the London Eye, which Marks Barfield also designed.

The £40 million structure will provide gradually unfolding views of Brighton and the English Channel.

Construction of the i360 Tower started in 2014 after Brighton and Hove City Council provided £36.2 million in the form of loans, with the local enterprise partnership Coast to Capital giving another £4 million.

Husband and wife team David Marks and Julia Barfield are investing £6 million of their own money into the i360 project.

When completed this summer, the i360 will become the world’s tallest moving observation attraction.

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