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Tower at Glasgow Science Centre reopened to the public

It has been closed for a fair amount of time, but Car Hire Glasgow Airport hope the landmark will manage to stay open, without any further issues.

After nearly a four year pause the Glasgow Science Centre tower has reopened to the public. The £10 million structure has had a number of problems being closed for almost 80% of its life since opening in 2001.

A 1.8 million revamp has seen repairs completed to the thrust bearing and replacement lifts installed. Journalists got the chance of advanced access to the 105 metre viewing cabin, before opening up to the public at a cost of £4.95.

The height of the tower gives great panoramic views of Glasgow, but also on a clear day it is possible to see 20 miles in each direction. Interactive tablets are also dotted around the circular tower, giving visitors the chance to learn more about the tower and the landmarks far below.

It holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest, fully rotating free-standing structure in the world and is also the tallest free-standing structure in Scotland. The plan is to keep the tower open until the 2nd November to close for the winter. The tower initially closed four years ago after it was found the glass elevators were too heavy, causing the mechanism to overheat, while one of the ball bearings which took the weight of the whole structure had sunk.