BT Tower


The BT Tower in London's West End, previously the Post Office Tower, is a tall cylindrical building.  The primary purpose of the tower was to support the microwave aerials then used to carry telecommunications traffic from London to the rest of the country.

Construction began in June 1961 and the tower was officially opened to the public in 1966.  There was a slowly rotating restaurant on the 34th floor.  A suspected IRA bomb exploded in the roof of the men's toilets at the Top of the Tower in 1971 and the restaurant subsequently closed to the public for security reasons.

Today, the building remains closed to the public. The tower's revolving restaurant has been re-opened, but is now used by BT only for corporate events and promotions

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