Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member V70PDB
N 50° 47.722 W 001° 06.502
30U E 633313 N 5628774
Quick Description: A millenium project in Portsmouth UK
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/29/2007 7:37:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM1XR6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 90

Long Description:
The Spinnaker Tower is a 170 m (558 ft)-high tower situated in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. The tower is the centrepiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour, which was supported by a large National Lottery grant. Its design was chosen from a selection of concept designs through a vote offered to Portsmouth residents, which controversially did not include an option to reject the tower altogether. The tower, designed by local firm HGP Architects and the engineering consultants Scott Wilson, reflects Portsmouth's maritime history by being modeled after a sail. After several years of delays and a massive budget overspend, it was officially opened on 18 October 2005, and has drawn a significant number of additional tourists to the Gunwharf Quays development and the nearby Historic Dockyard site.

Type of Structure: Building

Upswept Roof / Folded Plate Roof(s): yes

Large Dome(s): no

Large Sheet Glass Window(s): yes

Boomerang and/or Arrow Shape(s): yes

Amoebae Shape(s): no

Atomic Model(s): no

Starburst(s): no

Flying Saucer/Rocket Shape(s): yes

If I knew, I'd be an architect: yes

Physical Address:
Spinnaker Tower
Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom

Web Address or URL: [Web Link]

Exposed Steel Beam(s): Not Listed

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