Gyro tower

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Gyro tower in the Heide Park
Gyro tower Holsteinturm in Hansa-Park, Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein

A gyro tower, or panoramic tower, is an evolution of the observation tower[clarification needed][citation needed] with a vertical moving platform. A gyro tower's observation deck is not simply raised to provide its passengers a spectacular view, it is also rotated around the supporting mast, either once in the raised position or while traveling up and down the center mast.

Gyro towers are seldom part of funfairs but can be found more often in permanent amusement parks. A well-known American gyro tower is the Kissing Tower at Hersheypark.

A special gyro tower is the Space Tower atop the Euromast in Rotterdam. It may be the only gyro tower standing on a roof of a structure and not on the ground.

Notable gyro towers[edit]

Defunct[edit]

See also[edit]

External Link[edit]

  1. Malacca Taming Sari - First gyro tower in Malaysia | Virtual Malaysia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haidet, Ryan (September 13, 2012). "Space Spiral demolished". WKYC. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Johnston, David (November 5, 1989). "Sky Tower is Blasted Into History". Philly.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.