UK - Grimshaw pumps up space

At its heart is a dramatic 42m-high transparent tower, clad in inflated ETFE pillows. The bulbous Rocket Tower, housing the 26m-high US satellite launcher Thor Able soars above the Midlands town of Leicester.

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