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

Category: London - Filename: LonBtTwrBaseVw5814.jpg - Image ID no: 4019


Aidan O'RourkeTutor Aidan 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. He has taken the 'now' photos for Manchester Then and Now, Manchester United Then and Now and Liverpool Then and Now (Anova Books). 107 of his photos are featured in the book Rebuilding Manchester by Euan Kellie. He wrote the Q&A pages for the first 27 issues of Digital Camera Magazine. From July 2008 to April 2009, his gigantic Manchester Mega-Photo was displayed in the foyer at Manchester’s Urbis Museum. He is based in Stockport and covers Manchester, Liverpool and northern England.
BT Tower looking up at the base with
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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.

Keywords

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

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

Filename:
LonBtTwrBaseVw5814.jpg

ID number:
4019

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

Date created:
2005-08-17

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