There is loads of stuff I could look up about the BT Tower and tell you. I can tell you about threats & concerns someone would bomb it. In fact I vaguely remember something about a bomb going of in the tower and that being the reason for the restaurant being closed. I guess I should add that it was actually The Post Office Tower at the time and this occurred long before I was ever aware of such things. I think it was in the very early 1970’s so I was either a baby or just a very young lad.
I could tell you facts like when it was built, how tall it is and lots more but I’m hoping you’re here to look at my photos rather than learn about the post office / telecom tower.
Okay, now I’ve mentioned those things I feel obliged to fill you in with at least the details from above.
The 33rd floor was bombed and it did result in the restaurant being closed. It has opened and closed a couple of times and was recently opened for a charity event.
The tower started to be built in 1961 and is 620ft.
The images were taken on the Fuji XT2 © 2016 Jim Jimmy James
Thanks for stopping and looking.
I took my first serious girlfriend to the revolving restaurant at the top. It was run by Butlin’s, the holiday camp people. It was very expensive for the time, and quite an unusual experience as it very slowly revolved around as you ate your meal. Trouble was, I went at night, so all you could see were the lights everywhere, and you couldn’t make out anything much.
This clip shows just what it was like there at the time I went, very ‘up-market’!
The high-speed lift was a stomach-churner too. There had been nothing like it before in London.
Butlins! That was a surprise. Got to love those old PATHE films. I’d love to get up there and have a look. Thanks for that link Pete.
There’s a lot of similar stuff about the tower on You Tube mate.