• Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower

    Image ID
    FOT1093681
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    3.2 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3888 x 2592 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    329 x 219 mm
    13.0 x 8.6 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth Tower tourist attraction viewing platform views Portsmouth Harbour HGP Architects Landmark Tower sails stock image stock photo
    Description
    Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower from the Harbour. The tower, at a height of 170 m above sea level , is 2 1⁄2 times as high as Nelson's Column , making it the tallest accessible structure in the United Kingdom outside London. The tower is visible for miles around Portsmouth, changing the horizon of the area. It can be seen from the Isle of Wight , and even the Manhood Peninsula .The tower represents sails billowing in the wind, a design accomplished using two large, white, sweeping steel arcs, which give the tower its spinnaker sail design. The steelwork was fabricated by Butterley Engineering . At the top is a triple observation deck, providing a 350° view of the city of Portsmouth , the Langstone and Portsmouth harbours, and a viewing distance of 37 kilometres (23 mi). The highest of the three observation platforms, the crow's nest , has a wire mesh roof, allowing visitors to be in the elements. Windows extend to above head height, so it is not possible to get a view unobstructed by glass. The glass floor is the largest in Europe . The tower has a design lifetime of 80 years.
    Uploader
    Janet Czekirda
    Contributor
    Janet Czekirda
    Date Taken
    2010-07-10
    Uploaded on
    2013-02-22
    Collection
    Time pieces
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Public
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #90B0D0