Walking on Air

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 50-55,80


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Rising from a beach on the southeast coast of the United Kingdom is the 162 m tall British Airways i360, considered the tallest observation tower in the world to feature a movable level as well as the world’s slenderest tower. Constructed near the site of a famous 19th-century pier on which visitors could “walk on water,” the i360 offers modern tourists the opportunity to “walk on air.”

Subject Headings: Beaches | Construction sites | Piers | Tourism | United Kingdom | Europe

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