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Image title: London BT Tower zoom view (comments by Eddy Rhead)

London BT Tower zoom view (comments by Eddy Rhead)

Zoom view of the BT Tower from Euston Road framed by leaves and branches.


"Originally called the Post Office Tower, work was started in 1961 and finished in 1965. The design was by Eric Bedford, Chief Architect to the Ministry of Public Works. Reflecting the Cold War paranoia at the time, the circular design was intended to divert a nuclear blast. The tower is covered in special reflective glass, necessary because of the heat generated from the machinery and electronics within. In 1966 Billy Butlin leased the revolving 34th floor and opened "The Top of the Tower" restaurant. 4.5 million people visited the Tower but security and financial issues forced BT to close the Tower to the public in 1980."
Comments by Eddy Rhead

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Title:
London BT Tower zoom view (comments by Eddy Rhead)

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Filename:
LonBtTwrZm5814.jpg

ID number:
8556

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

London modern architecture, modern architecture London, London skyscrapers, tall buildings London, Eddy Rhead, Post Office Tower, GPO Tower, BT Tower, observation towers UK, Middlesex London

Date created:
2005-08-14

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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