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PNE Spiro-Tower

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Identification

PNE Spiro-Tower
227932

Plan

Structure générale

tour d'observation
démoli [détruit]
tube-en-tube
acier
pieux forés
acier
structure exposée
blanc
futurisme

Faits

  • Diameter of tower: 8 feet 2 inches.
  • Built by Mercedes-Benz who placed their logo on the top at installation (removed later for advertising space).
  • Tower was located just inside the main Playland entrance gate on Hastings Street.
  • Travelling height of the 2-level cabin: 216 feet.
  • Rotations of gondola per trip: 3.
  • Capacity of gondola: 60 persons.
  • The structure's purpose during its 11 year existence was as an observation tower/amusement ride.
  • Travelling speed: 295 feet per minute.
  • The tower was Swiss design and manufactured and imported from West Germany.
  • Tower was opened the same year Spiro Agnew was elected US Vice President (Richard Nixon's running mate), so many people mispronounced its name as SPEAR-RO Tower instead of SPY-RO.

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Lieu

2901 East Hastings Street
2901 East Hastings Street
V5K 5J1
Hastings-Sunrise
Vancouver
Colombie Britannique
Canada

Données techniques

330,00 ft
330,00 ft
226,00 ft
216,00 ft
2
1968
1979
1

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