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BT Tower

Cleveland Street, Camden
London ENG United Kingdom

Construction Dates
Floor Count34
Building Uses
 - communication
 - observation
 - office
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - sign
 - tower
 - concrete core
Architectural Style
 - modern
 - glass
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna618 ft
Roof571 ft
Foundations-24 ft

- Architect: Eric Bedford

- The tower was commisioned by the GPO(General Post Office) to carry microwave signals and transport telecommunications traffic around London and the UK.

- Construction began in June 1961, it topped out on July 15th 1964.

- The tower became operational on October 8th 1965 and opened to the public on May 16th 1966.

- Was the UKs tallest building from 1964-1980.

- It is also known as the 'Post Office Tower'.

- In 1970 there was an IRA attack in the observation area.

- The tower had a revolving restauraunt on the 34th floor known as 'The Top of The Tower'.

- In 1981 the revolving resturaunt closed due to expiration of the lease.

- The buildings two lifts can reach the top in 30 seconds.

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