28 Aug 2015

Leaning Tower of Wgtn will change colour

10:11 am on 28 August 2015

Wellington's mayor expects the so-called Leaning Tower of Wellington will be a dramatic and colourful landmark.

The tower is designed to sit at a 12.5 degree angle.

The tower is designed to sit at a 12.5 degree angle Photo: SUPPLED

The new control tower for Wellington Airport was granted resource consent yesterday and will lean into the prevailing northerly wind at an angle of 12.5 degrees.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said submissions from pilots concerned about the visibility from the tower had been sorted.

She said it was a fun design.

"You certainly will see the lean, it will be quite dramatic I think and at night it will change colour depending on the strength of the wind, apparently."

The lean of the Tower of Wellington will be at a greater angle than Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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