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Old September 13th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #1
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BIRMINGHAM | VTP200 | 200m | 10 fl | Canceled

A copy of Brummyboy92's thread with the standardised title:

Welcome to what will be the talest structure in the UK outside of London.
VTP200, or Vertiplex 200. Its the British stratoshphre tower, oh and my god its ten times better.


It will be home to some of the worlds most extreme activites, from a see saw ride over the top, to a the UK's Highest Bungey jump. All in one city, Birmingham. The British city of entertainment.

So what will it include-
Tower Rides:
The Giant Drop - an 8 person free-falling lift that drops 95 metres into the base of the building. This will be the tallest free falling lift in Europe;
The See-Saw - an 8 person vehicle which plummets over the edge of the tower at 125 metres;
20 Flight Trainers - interactive joystick-controlled capsules which spin around the building at a height of 110 metres.

Extreme activites:
The Walk of Fear - allows you to walk around the outside of the building at 115 metres,
The Climb to the Top - allows you to climb to the top of the tower and have your photograph taken against the city skyline;
The Sky Jump - a 100 metre high speed descent, controlled by a super fast winch, which gives the jumper the experience of free falling;
The Bungee Jump - the UK's highest controlled Bungee jump.

The base of the tower will include restaurants, retail units, educational facilities, a 250-bedroom hotel, a rock climbing wall, the lift boarding platform and ticketing booths.

Heres a few Pics.





Heres the website for more information http://www.vtp200.com/

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Old September 13th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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Beautiful, fun, futuristic, well designed, congrats Birmingham, hope this happens for you...
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Old September 13th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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i dont like it dont seem tall
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Old September 13th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #4
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Wow...how...bizarre!

Interesting idea though, very different. Good for Birmingham I'd think I hope it goes ahead!
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Old September 13th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #5
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its certainly unique for us in the uk!
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Old September 13th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #6
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wow...a tower of fun...
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Old September 14th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #7
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Very unique and very good for Birmingham
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Old September 14th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #8
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It's okay I s'pose, but apart from the height it's a little dull. Nothing to write home about.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 01:47 AM   #9
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I dont think the pictures do it justice. It does look very stunted in these.

It is an excellent idea and hope it goes ahead.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #10
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It's a bit glitzy, but I guess that's the point. At least it'll be an addition to the skyline.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #11
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Why would you build a tower just for the sake of building a tower, and then putting the observation deck only halfway up? Looks very squat, lots of structural mass for such a short tower, should be 300m.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 02:13 PM   #12
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Short? I don't think you quite grasp how tall this for Birmingham, or ANY UK city outside of London.

There was obviously a reason for designing it like that.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #13
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Old September 14th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #14
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Looks like it's been cut short, but classy tower anyway.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #15
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Oh the main observation deck was going to be higher than that, I will post pics of previous designs tommarow.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #16
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Quite tacky to be honest. Will Birmingham beat Blackpool?
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Old September 14th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #17
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I find it hard to see how its tacky, theres no flashing lights on it saying VTP200, Its acctually very modern and ,what do you mean will Birmingham beat Blackpool I dont understand what you mean.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #18
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Kind of bland. Trying to recall which videogame it reminds me of. Bomberman?
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Old September 14th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #19
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Good idea. Hope it doesnt look stumpy when built however.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #20
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Kind of bland. Trying to recall which videogame it reminds me of. Bomberman?
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