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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    At last - Brighton goes from being blatantly kitsch and tacky ("but in such a post modern and ironic way" to openly being a Las Vegas work experience candidate.
    With further work and application, they might be admitted to the elite circle of Towns without a Purpose but with some Cool Stuff.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    :rofl:

    I will try just waving a fair trade bangle made from recycled organic quinoa and hand-reared goat's cheese shavings..
    While I love Brighton I cant stand this about it.

    I went into a cafe and I asked for a bacon and Chicken sandwich and he was like
    "Uhh yeah its not vegetarian" I just said good
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    Brighton's answer to the space needle in Seattle. :cool:
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    (Original post by RavioliDance)
    Brighton's answer to the space needle in Seattle. :cool:
    Been up that one! :smug: It's very cool. :yep:

    I like tall thin structures. I want to go up the one in Toronto.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    With further work and application, they might be admitted to the elite circle of Towns without a Purpose but with some Cool Stuff.
    Then there's the other much larger part of the Venn diagram - the towns with a purpose but no cool stuff. Milton Keynes, Swindon, I'm looking at you.
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    Then there's the other much larger part of the Venn diagram - the towns with a purpose but no cool stuff. Milton Keynes, Swindon, I'm looking at you.
    What about the concrete cows and the magic roundabout?
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    While I love Brighton I cant stand this about it.

    I went into a cafe and I asked for a bacon and Chicken sandwich and he was like
    "Uhh yeah its not vegetarian" I just said good
    I hear you get deported to Worthing for that kind of thing.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I hear you get deported to Worthing for that kind of thing.
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO.

    Welcome to Worthing we have pavement and A very very small merry-go-round
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Been up that one! :smug: It's very cool. :yep:

    I like tall thin structures. I want to go up the one in Toronto.
    I've been up the one in Toronto! :cool:
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO.

    Welcome to Worthing we have pavement and A very very small merry-go-round
    It's where pigeons go to retire.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It's where pigeons go to retire.
    At least it is not Bognor. God help those few.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    At least it is not Bognor. God help those few.
    Bognor really exists? I thought it was just imaginary, like Neasden or Skegness.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    At least it is not Bognor. God help those few.
    My dad's from Bognor it's a lovely little town
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    My dad's from Bognor it's a lovely little town
    *Was
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    What about the concrete cows and the magic roundabout?
    touche
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    I think being up towers is overrated having been up the Eiffel one.

    Apart from Ivory ones.
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    (Original post by She-Ra)
    :tea:

    You can have afternoon tea at the top and champagne :fan:
    I am looking forward to results day all the more now, in expectation.
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    I'm all for big structures and observation towers, but this is sadly boring and ugly and spoils the view along the beach.

    However, if I might give it a try once to see what it's like to go up, given the residents discount.

    I do really hope it does well financially though, as I believe the city council is set to subsidise it should it fail to make enough money to pay of the loan they took out to pay for it (though will also benefit financially if it makes money, but not sure how much the council will get verses the private company which owns it).
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    (Original post by RK)
    I'm all for big structures and observation towers, but this is sadly boring and ugly and spoils the view along the beach.

    However, if I might give it a try once to see what it's like to go up, given the residents discount.

    I do really hope it does well financially though, as I believe the city council is set to subsidise it should it fail to make enough money to pay of the loan they took out to pay for it (though will also benefit financially if it makes money, but not sure how much the council will get verses the private company which owns it).
    There was a discussion about it this morning on the Today programme and it sounded as if there had to be doubts that the council would make money from it, but time will tell.

    Isn't that area already really fairly ugly due to the building of tower blocks along the beach front? Brighton doesn't seem to have been over concerned about the views along the sea front from an aesthetic point of view in the past.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Isn't that area already really fairly ugly due to the building of tower blocks along the beach front? Brighton doesn't seem to have been over concerned about the views along the sea front from an aesthetic point of view in the past.
    It's not that bad, but judge for yourself: https://goo.gl/maps/FSu3aCnAZWG2

    My main gripe is that the money could have gone to much better causes, even amongst the limited options available under the terms of the development loan the council borrowed from. Re-vamping the crumbling arches on the seafront, or refurbishing/replacing the Brighton Centre would have been far more worthwhile projects instead of building yet another glorified tourist trap.
 
 
 
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