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Glasgow’s revolving tower to reopen
POSTED 20 Apr 2004 . BY
The tower is expected to reopen in the summer
Glasgow’s revolving tower to reopen this summer Engineers have been carrying out tests on Glasgow Science Centre’s rotating tower and hope to reopen the facility for the summer.

The tower – one of Scotland’s tallest free-standing structures – ran into trouble shortly after its launch in October 2001 and has only been open to the public for three months since then.

A bearing at the base of the tower broke shortly after its launch and forced the attraction to close.

The bearing was then placed, but work on the software that helps the tower move was put back due to bad weather.

A spokesperson said: “The problems relating to the broken bearing have now been addressed and the tower is turning. However, we are still in the midst of testing and do not want to issue a re-launch date as yet.

“We want to make absolutely sure that the tower is fully functional before opening it to public.”

The mechanism under the base of the tower is claimed to be the only one in the world capable of revolving the entire structure 360 degrees.

Despite the problems with the tower, Glasgow Science Centre saw it best Easter period ever this year, with admissions up 31 per cent.

The Superstition Weekend in February also saw more than 7,000 people watching and taking part in scientific challenges created to confront superstitious fears.

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Glasgow’s revolving tower to reopen
POSTED 20 Apr 2004 . BY
The tower is expected to reopen in the summer
Glasgow’s revolving tower to reopen this summer Engineers have been carrying out tests on Glasgow Science Centre’s rotating tower and hope to reopen the facility for the summer.

The tower – one of Scotland’s tallest free-standing structures – ran into trouble shortly after its launch in October 2001 and has only been open to the public for three months since then.

A bearing at the base of the tower broke shortly after its launch and forced the attraction to close.

The bearing was then placed, but work on the software that helps the tower move was put back due to bad weather.

A spokesperson said: “The problems relating to the broken bearing have now been addressed and the tower is turning. However, we are still in the midst of testing and do not want to issue a re-launch date as yet.

“We want to make absolutely sure that the tower is fully functional before opening it to public.”

The mechanism under the base of the tower is claimed to be the only one in the world capable of revolving the entire structure 360 degrees.

Despite the problems with the tower, Glasgow Science Centre saw it best Easter period ever this year, with admissions up 31 per cent.

The Superstition Weekend in February also saw more than 7,000 people watching and taking part in scientific challenges created to confront superstitious fears.

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