Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Above: picture from Times Online
Brighton, Brighton & Hove UK
Low spring tides have allowed Dorton Demolition to start work removing the burnt-out shell of Brighton's Victorian West Pier. After surviving several mine explosions during the Second World War it was sadly destroyed in 2003 when a fire tour through the concert hall and engulfed the whole pier. Thankfully the West Pier Trust, who own the site, said that all historically important items would be salvaged. The pier will be replaced by the i360, an observation tower designed by the team behind the London Eye.