- Skylon was designed to counter the materiality of the nearby Dome of Discovery.
- It was a needle suspended in mid air by tension cables and floodlit at night.
- Skylon was destroyed on the orders of Winston Churchill in 1952 for being a symbol of socialism. The cables were cut and it toppled over into the Thames.
- There have been multiple plans to re-erect it, the most recent in 2004, but so far a lack of funding to pay for the estimated £800,000 budget has prevented this.
10-07-2008 > Atkins Skylon Interview
07-07-2008 > Skylon Redevelopment Moves Forwards
12-06-2008 > Skylons Second Chance
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