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Alpha
Aug 1, 2007, 3:53 PM
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Official sources: http://www.futuroscope.com/attraction-gyro.php
Unofficial sources: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrotour

Building Name: Gyrotour
Native Name:
Other Names:
Address: Futoscope
City: Jaunay-Clan
Postal Code: 86130
State/Province: Poitou-Charentes
Country: France
Official Building Website URL:
Skyscrapers.com (Emporis.info) URL:
Architect:
Interesting Facts/Records (in own words): Gyrotour is an observation tower, whose cabin spirallizes up the tower shaft,
than makes some turns at its highest points and spiralizes afterwards slowly down. It is therefore an observation ride.

Tower was built by Intamin.

Heights--

PLEASE PROVIDE SOURCES FOR HEIGHTS, OTHERWISE WE WILL ASSUME THEY ARE ESTIMATES.
- antenna:
- spire:
- roof: 45 metres ( highest position, which can cabin reach)
- top floor:
- other heights:

Current Building Status (Built, Proposed, Canceled, Destroyed, etc...): Built

Construction Dates--
- started: 1990
- finished: 1990
- destroyed:


Above ground floors:
Below ground floors:
Floor-to-floor height:
Gross Floor area:
Elevator count:
Unit count: 1

Structure Type(s): Tower, Vertical Ride
Building Use(s): Observation
Building Style(s):
Building Materials: Steel

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City Name: Jaunay-Clan
Native Name:
State/Province: Poitou-Charentes
Country: France
Population: 5636
Population Source & Year: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaunay-Clan (1999)
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Concerning site of tower, I contacted "Futuroscope". Here is the answer:

Dear Sir
the Gyrotour is situated on the park and on Jaunay-Clan municipality
Best Regards


Dominique PRISSET
Direction du Développement du Parc du Futuroscope
BP 2000 - 86130 JAUNAY CLAN - FRANCE
Tél : 05.49.49.30.50
Fax : 05.49.49.30.83.
www.futuroscope.com <http://www.futuroscope.com/>

LMich
Aug 2, 2007, 2:33 AM
The height is to the highest level the cabin floor reaches. There is still a roof above that of unknown height.