Brighton's West Pier, England
The West Pier was constructed during a boom in pleasure pier building in the 1860s. It was designed by architect Eugenius Birch as a place for seaside visitors to enjoy fresh sea air. The pier gradually collapsed during the early 21st century. Major sections collapsed in late 2002, and two fires in March and May 2003 left little of the original structure. Subsequently, English Heritage declared it to be beyond repair.
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