Thursday, 13 August 2009


This is the tower at Glasgow's Science Centre. If you've never been up it you really should get yourself there. The ascent by external lift is fun and the view from the top is amazing. However, the most amazing thing about this tower is that it rotates in its entirety: not just the viewing cabin at the top, the entire height of the structure rotates to always face into the wind, pivoting on an unbelievably small point of contact at its base with a system of small stabilising and drive wheels. The point of main support is so small the structure has been likened to a pen sitting in a holder.

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