How Spinnaker Tower finally came to dominate city skyline 15 years ago | Nostalgia

Hard to believe but The Spinnaker Tower is 15 years old in 2020.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 5:35 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 5:35 pm
The tower seemingly dwarfed by the high tower crane used  to construct the sails, April 2004. Picture: Michael Scaddan (042003-0014)
The tower seemingly dwarfed by the high tower crane used to construct the sails, April 2004. Picture: Michael Scaddan (042003-0014)

Since it opened in 2005 at Gunwharf Quays, the 550ft high structure has come to symbolise the regeneration of post-war Portsmouth.

For more pictures of how the tower too shape, click here.

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The tower under construction at Gunwharf Quays, February 2004. Picture Paul Jacobs 040989-2

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Construction of the glass exterior lift, July 2005. Picture: Steve Reid (053349-25).
Gunwharf Quays decorated overall for the Hampshire Poppy Appeal launch in 2003. Picture: Malcolm Wells.
Steel fabrication was brought in by barge and lifted 'ashore' by crane as the tower began to rise from its foundations, March 2003. Picture: Michael Scaddan (031104_0064)