TQ2981 : The Post Office Tower (BT Tower)

near to Marylebone, Westminster, Great Britain

The Post Office Tower (BT Tower)
The Post Office Tower (BT Tower)
Known as the Post Office Tower when first opened in 1965, this is now known as the British Telecom Tower or BT Tower. This view is from Fitzroy Square.

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 1990's.
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1977
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Date Taken
November 1977   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 April, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Communications 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Period (from Tags)
1960s 
Category
Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 292 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2854N 0:8.3330W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 291 820
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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