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Blackpool Tower


Blackpool Tower


Structure in General

observation tower
existing [completed]


  • The tower features a post box, which is the highest in Britain.
  • The lift to the top makes around 50,000 trips per year.
  • The observation deck is at 122 metres (400 feet).
  • The original cost of construction was £45,000.
  • Blackpool Tower is Grade I Listed.
  • Blackpool Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
  • Weather permitting, a view of the Lake District, North Wales and even the Isle of Man are visible from the top.
  • The tower was inaugurated on 14th May, 1894.
  • The tower is one of Britain's most famous buildings.
  • The tower was inspired by the then recently completed Tour Eiffel in Paris.
  • The tower's total weight is 2,586 tons of which 2,493 tons are steel with 93 tons of cast iron.
  • Due to corrosion, the tower was completely rebuilt from 1921 to 1924.

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Pleasure Beach
United Kingdom

Technical Data

518.76 ft

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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