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Brighton i360: Work begins on world’s first vertical cable car

Brighton i360

Brighton, the South coast town of Great Britain is all set to come up with a new tower which will become the highest observation deck in the UK, outside of London once completed. Christened Brighton i360, it will be go in to the history books as world’s first vertical cable car. The 18 meter wide pod is designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the same company that is responsible for the construction of London Eye. Brighton’s i360 tower will take visitors 138 meters above sea level in a glass viewing pod that offers them 360-degree view of Brighton and its coastline.
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EDF London Eye at Olympics will be first twitter-powered lightshow

Every nook and corner of Great Britain is undergoing revamp to deliver the best possible Olympics display. While the London’s Tower Bridge is being decorated with 1,800 LED lights to celebrate the occasion, there is the London Eye which will light up every night during the Olympics curtsey the Olympic-themed tweets you send.

Olympics sponsor EDF Energy with help of a specially designed algorithm developed by Sosolimited will illuminate the London Eye every night during the Olympics and Paralympics with a light show powered by tweets. All tweets #Energy 2012 hastag and others that will mention Olympics and Paralympics will be picked by a special algorithm and then divided into positive and negative categories to be depicted by different colors.

While the positive tweets will see the London Eye glow yellow, the negative tweets will make the Eye purple. The London Eye lightshow will also reflect achievement of Team GB, showing color of medals – gold, silver and bronze depending on the team’s performance.

Via: EventMagazine