TQ2981 : BT Tower

taken 11 years ago, near to Marylebone, Westminster, Great Britain

BT Tower
BT Tower
Looking up at the BT Tower from Cleveland Mews, with the tower reflected in mirror glass on the opposite side of the street. The tower is 189m high and was opened in October 1965 by then Prime Minister Harold Wilson as an aerial tower for microwave communications. Until fairly recently it was covered by the Official Secrets Act and it was technically illegal to take or possess photographs of it (despite it being one of London's most prominent landmarks); it was not even marked on OS maps until the mid-1990s. The tower is not open to the public.
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TQ2981, 1973 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 January, 2007   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 4 January, 2007
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Tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 292 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2749N 0:8.3507W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 292 819
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