I’m looking forward to the i-360 if it ever gets built. Standing at the top of Sussex Heights, which I believe at 25 floors is the tallest building in England south of the Thames, you get an amazing view of Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas. You get a sense that this town isn’t just a glorified seaside resort but something more. Here’s some computer imagery of the i-360 in situ: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/videos/index.var.738.0.0.php
Looking towards the coast from Hollingbury Hill Sussex Heights sticks out above the city yet the i-360 will be even taller than the hill itself. I’ll have to get over my medium-level fear of heights before I’ll go up in it though. And I wont be going on a windy day, thats for sure.
Brighton has a long history of weird and wonderful architecture that’s different from the norm. This is why I support the building of the Frank Gehry buildings at the site of the King Alfred. I also quite like this new design for Medina House just 100 metres towards Brighton – full story at The Argus:
As long as we still get these views I think we should build every weird and wonderful design that comes along. This is Brighton not Eastbourne.