The West Pier, Brighton The West Pier was built in 1866 by Eugenius Birch and has been closed and deteriorating since 1975. The pier caught fire in 2003. Firefighters were unable to save the building from destruction because the collapsed walkway prevented them from reaching it. High winds caused the middle of the pier to collapse completely in June 2004. Hopes for restoring the pier have now ceased.
Brighton pavilion spires: The Royal Pavilion is a former royal residence. It is often referred to as the Brighton Pavilion and was built by the British in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century