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Image title: BT Tower looking up at the base with 'Closed to Visitors' sign

BT Tower looking up at the base with

The BT tower, formerly known as the Telecom Tower, and originally, the Post Office Tower, was completed in 1965. We are standing almost underneath the tower looking directly up. The tower was closed in 1971 after a suspected IRA bomb exploded near the top. The restaurant closed in 1980. At the street entrance, a sign in four languages says: "Not open to the public".

For more info on the tower go to this site.


I remember going up the GPO Tower in the 1960s. It was an exciting and futuristic experience. It needs to be renovated and re-opened to the public. The Berlin Fernsehturm and Toronto CN tower are both open to the public and are major tourist attractions.

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BT Tower looking up at the base with 'Closed to Visitors' sign

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Filename:
LonBtTwrBaseVw5814.jpg

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4019

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

London, modern architecture London, London modern architecture, skyscrapers London, London tall buildings, London towers, (bw) Middlesex

Date created:
2005-08-17

Aidan O'RourkeAidan O’Rourke has built up a wide range of experience in both film and digital photography. He first became interested in photography in 1981. Since 1996 he has documented Manchester and Liverpool in photos and words. Aidan O’Rourke is a multimedia journalist and tutor in photography and languages. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.

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