The Guardian Weekend: Paul Zara applauds Brighton’s future landmark tower

The Guardian Weekend: Paul Zara applauds Brighton’s future landmark tower

Last weekend The Guardian wrote an in-depth article exploring Brighton’s latest tourist attraction. Designed by husband and wife team, Marks and Barfield (the same duo responsible for bringing us the London Eye); the i360 will be the world’s tallest moving observation tower when it opens next summer.
Although largely regarded as the most exciting piece of engineering to hit the South Coast, or the UK for that matter; there are of course many opponents. Paul Zara, director at Conran and Partners, was in indeed one of them. But even Paul, a local resident and architect, has had a change of heart.  

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“I shared the view that, well, it was ridiculous to be against it now. It’s here and it’s happening. Now, seeing it being built, I just find it incredibly exciting.”

Paul Zara, Director, Conran and Partners

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“I think it’s part of that tradition of crazy things. People just don’t realise how high it’s going to be. It’s quite an extraordinary piece of technology as well. I would say it’s a national-quality building, possibly a world-quality piece of construction.”

Paul Zara, Director, Conran and Partners

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“We should embrace it. It will be on every Brighton postcard that people send for the next 100 years.”

Paul Zara, Director, Conran and Partners

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This article has been taken directly from The Guardian Weekend magazine published on Saturday 29th August 2015 and written by Leo Benedictus. You can also read the article on the Guardian website here.

The top image has been created by F10 studios.