Praise for gold and white suggestion for Spinnaker Tower

The alternative design by Ellis Hampton. Picture via Twitter
The alternative design by Ellis Hampton. Picture via Twitter
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A gold and white suggestion for the Spinnaker Tower rebranding was praised today.

The alternative was proposed by Twitter user Ellis Hampton who published his own artist’s impression on his @EllisHampton account.

It uses the gold in new sponsor Emirates’ corporate branding rather than the red shown in the company’s plans.

That led to a huge outcry after the deal was announced last Friday. Now Portsmouth City Council says it is rethinking the design as a result of protests.

Today The Portsmouth Society praised the alternative proposed by Ellis.

It said in a reply tweet: ‘Ellis, what a great design! Our City needs you! Well done!’

Ellis, what a great design! Our City needs you! Well done!

Portsmouth Society