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Blackpool Tower under construction, 1893

In 1889, an opera house was built in the Winter Gardens complex, and two years later, a start was made on the 'Eiffel Tower'. Dr Cocker's aquarium was incorporated into the buildings, which also included a circus and a ballroom. The tower itself, 1581 m (518 ft 9 in) high, was opened at Whitsuntide 1894.