Brighton's new i360 tower - a ' giant dildo with a cock-ring'

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    From the blurb,

    The jury also felt that there was a sense of delight in the way the pod emerges from the bowels of the earth, which can be enjoyed by passers-by.

    This is not my experience as a local who passes it almost daily. When the pod or should i say double curved ‘oblate ellipsoid rises from the ground the majority of passers by turn away. This is because you have a hundred plus tourists with cameras aimed at and snapping away in your direction :D
     
  2. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    what does the "i" mean? - Is that lower case letter not trademarked yet ?
     
  3. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    eye i presume
     
  4. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    As in eyepod?
     
  5. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    as in an eye in the sky or eye can see 360/far etc etc
    or can't call it Brighton Eye due to London Eye and possibility of getting sued so let's be clever and call it ''i'
    they were prob full of glee when someone came up with it!
     
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  6. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    “The ‘i’ stands for intelligence, innovation and integrity,” says David Marks, one half of Marks Barfield, the husband-and-wife architects behind the London Eye and now creators of the British seaside’s latest surreal spectacle. It might also stand for incredible – that their madcap scheme ever got off the ground.
     
  7. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Apple will be quite cross, iHope.
     
  8. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    They should call it the iSore.
     
  9. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Very good :)
     
  10. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    When the tree outside my window sheds it's leaves i can see it. Cheers my winter up no end :mad:
     
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  11. We do, that is it's nickname in Brighton.
     
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  12. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Definite circle jerk by the RIBA
     
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  13. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

  14. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Spotting this thread made me laugh, because an old mate was in it when it first broke down, and the replies to his FB post were so funny, not that I can find them now, but I was reminded of this...

     
  15. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

  16. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    That doesn't surprise me, it's over-hyped & over-priced.

    I actually had a free [dark] evening 'flight' on the i360, the free champagne was nice, but otherwise it was all a bit pointless - oh, look a load of lights, some sticking out to sea (the pier), be buggered if I would pay £15+ to go up in it.
     
  17. Mrs D

    Mrs D . Banned

    £15? Sounds like it would be worth about £4. Compare with Southend pier return train ticket at £5.20 and Saltburn Cliff Lift £2 return.
     
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  18. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    I’ve had a beer in the seafront bar, that’s about as far as I’ve been with it :D
     
  19. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Was in Brighton last Friday and we briefly considered going up it.

    Didn't.
     
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  20. Presume we've seen Norman's set up there. the crowd mostly look like they wish they were somewhere else or maybe they just realized there's no toilet.
     
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  21. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    next time i resign i'm going to refer my bosses to this decision.
     
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  23. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse Free the Sepsis Six!

    Wasn't aware that it's the residents of Brighton & Hove who have funded this thing. And in classic neo-liberal tradition it will be a private company that reaps any profits, but the muggy council tax payers who'll bear any losses.
     
  24. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    The whole thing was originally supposed to be privately financed, then they went cap in hand to the council for a £15m loan, that ended-up being a £36m loan - towards the total cost of £46m. :facepalm:

    Of course, it was the Green Party in minority control of the council at the time, bless them.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looks very tired and desperate.
     
  26. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    I had completely forgotten how long twilight is in England!
     
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  27. moon

    moon Happy Happy Jo Wonderland

    Yes one thing I have learnt about the Green Party is that they are completely green in terms of economy and finance, the business sector takes full advantage of this.. :facepalm:
     

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