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The Rotunda

150 New Street
Birmingham ENG United Kingdom

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1965
Floor Count23
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - aluminium
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof266 ft

Description
- Architect: James Roberts
- Incorporations: Glenn Howells Architects, Urban Splash Ltd., The Birmingham Alliance.

- The Rotunda was Birminghams tallest building from 1965-1970.
- It was originally going to have a revolving restaurant on the top floor, but the idea was abandonned after the shell was built.
- An IRA bomb in 1974 damaged the building.
- It would be reclad and redeveloped from commercial offices to residential usage with full-height glazing and a double-height reception area and was given Grade II Listing by English Heritage in August 2000.
- The top of the tower is ringed by a 4m high illuminated sign which contains 50,400 light bulbs and turn the Bull Ring into Birmingham's answer to Times Square in New York City.

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