• The Unlikely Life, Death and Rebirth of the Hastings Pier

    22 days ago - By Arch Daily

    Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Laurian Ghinitiou
    The story of the Hastings Pier is an improbable one. Located in Hastings - a stone's throw away from the battlefield that defined English history - the pier was first opened to the promenading public in 1872. For decades the structure, an exuberant array of Victorian-era decoration, entertained seaside crowds but by the new millennium had fallen out of disrepair. In 2008 the pier was closed - a closure that became seemingly irreversible when, two years later, it burnt down.
    Hastings Pier / dRMM. Image © Laurian Ghinitiou
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