Sumary of Discovering the ‘glorious view’ from the highest point in Brighton on BA i360’s new Tower Top Climb:
- Ascending the BA i360 Viewing Tower is already an exhilarating experience.
- MailOnline Travel’s Ailbhe MacMahon at the apex of the British Airways i360’s Tower Top Climb, which opened to the public earlier this year On the left, Ailbhe climbs up the inside of the tower, making her way to the summit, which is at an elevation of 531ft (162m).
- There’s a red light at the top of the tower (pictured on the right) – officially the highest point in Brighton The pod in the BA i360 Viewing Tower – which opened in 2016 – reaches a maximum height of 450ft (138m)Now, an even more thrilling challenge is open to the public.
- Visitors can climb up a series of internal ladders to the apex of the tower – a route primarily intended for technicians – and take in a bird’s-eye view of Brighton from 531ft (162m) in the air.
- This nonchalance continues when I arrive at the tower’s base, where two technicians – both named Josh – guide me through a safety demonstration and we make our way upwards in the doughnut-shaped pod.
- It’s only when the pod slows to a stop in the middle of the tower, and we enter the interior, that fear well and truly sets in.