Glasgow’s record-breaking tower reopens to the public

    Glasgow Tower

    The tower at the Glasgow Science Centre has reopened to the public.

    Glasgow Science Centre
    Glasgow Science Centre

    At 127 metres high, the tower at the Glasgow Science Centre holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the world. This colossal structure will now see public access granted to its viewing cabin in time for the Commonwealth Games to be held in the city on 23 July to 3 August. When a series of problems with the tower’s lifts led to its closure in 2010, the resulting refurbishment project has seen the addition of new lifts, a new interactive visitor experience area at the base of the structure, as well as new technology in the viewing cabin where visitors can learn more about the history of Glasgow before enjoying the 20-mile views of the city at a height of 105 metres.

    Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive of the Glasgow Science Centre, said: “We are excited to return Glasgow Tower back to the city. It is an iconic landmark along the River Clyde and a world-class feat of engineering.”


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