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The Glasgow Science Centre tower - (almost) the first fully rotating tower in the world

The tower of the Glasgow Science Centre, a 127m tall steel and glass construction, held the Guiness World Record for the "tallest fully rotating tower" when it was first opened in 2001. However, since then it has been plagued by problems with the mechanism allowing the tower to rotate - a unique thrust bearing. The BBC has been reporting on its progress this year.

Earlier this year the BBC reported on this ambitious project, calling it 'Glasgow's £10m white elephant':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22509056

However, since then a new deal has been struck, and new funding found, to enable the tower to re-open in 2014.  Here's the updated story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-24826001

Fingers crossed that, this time, the problems will be resolved!