TQ2981 : London Telecom Tower

taken 8 years ago, near to Marylebone, Westminster, Great Britain

London Telecom Tower
London Telecom Tower
Formerly known as the Post Office Tower when first opened in 1965 and, more recently, the British Telecom Tower or BT Tower.

It was the first purpose-built tower to transmit high frequency radio waves, and it serves as a functional telecommunications centre designed to relay broadcast, Internet and telephone information around the world.

It stands 188 metres high and has 34 floors. Despite the being one of most recognisable and conspicuous landmarks in London, it was classed as an 'official secret' for almost 30 years. The tower was even omitted from all Ordnance Survey maps until the mid 1990s.

This night time view was taken from Fitzroy Square.
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TQ2981, 1936 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 January, 2010
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Communications 
Category
Landmark   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 292 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2856N 0:8.3416W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 290 821
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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BT Tower  British Telecom  Tower  Telecom  Telecom Tower  Post Office Tower 

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