Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower

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Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower is a tourist attraction in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, which was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it is 518 feet (158 metres) tall and is the 120th tallest freestanding tower in the world. Blackpool Tower is also the common name for Tower buildings, an entertainment complex in a red-brick three-storey block comprising the tower, the ground floor aquarium and cafeteria, Tower Circus, the Tower Ballroom and roof gardens that was designated a Grade I listed building in 1973.

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Type
Observation tower, Radio tower tourist attraction
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Location
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
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Coordinates
53°48′57″N 3°03′19″W
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Construction started
1891
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HEIGHT

Roof
518 ft 9 in (158.1 m)
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Architect
Maxwell and Tuke
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