TQ2981 : British Telecom Tower

taken 3 years ago, near to Marylebone, Westminster, Great Britain

British Telecom Tower
British Telecom Tower
Known as the Post Office Tower when first opened in 1965, and now known as the British Telecom Tower or BT Tower, this 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.
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TQ2981, 2265 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Communications 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 292 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2749N 0:8.3507W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 295 818
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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London City Centre  Central London  Night View  Night Scene  Illuminated  Tower  BT Tower  Telecom  Post Office Tower 

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