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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.

MORE NEWS
Alton Towers' iconic Nemesis coaster closes for major revamp
The famous Nemesis ride at UK theme park, Alton Towers, has closed for a major revamp.
Bob Iger's return to Disney sparks major restructuring focused on creativity and storytelling
Disney is set to undergo a "major restructuring" following the shock return of CEO Bob Iger.
Battersea Power Station's chimney experience whisks guests up 109m in a glass elevator
The highly anticipated chimney lift experience at the Battersea Power Station has opened to the public.
Eureka! tackles STEM with new Science + Discovery Centre
Eureka! Science + Discovery Centre in Seacombe, UK, has opened its doors to the public.
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IDEATTACK is a full-service planning and design company with headquarters in Los Angeles. [more...]
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976. Polin has since grown into a leading company in the waterpa [more...]
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
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Behind the Scenes of IAAPA Expo 2022 with Michael Shelton
There is no place like IAAPA Expo, it’s the place to take in the most exciting sights, smells, tastes, and sensations that will take your career and attraction to new heights! The excitement, energy and opportunity are palpable. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - Keynote | Moby Dick - Friends to the rescue!
It’s extremely important for us to show you the process behind every content we produce. Each of our titles stems from deep research, focused on giving you the kinds of content that best fit your venues and target audience. Find out more...
More videos:
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia – Red Raion
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