|> BT Tower - still called the Post Office
tower by many - was built in the 1960s as an aerial tower for microwave
communications (no longer in use)
> Regarded as of strategic importance, the tower did not appear on maps until relatively recently and even taking a photograph of it was technically illegal.
> From ground-level to the aerial platform (1), behind the green tinted glass (2) there are rooms housing the communications equipment.
> Above the aerial platform is a viewing gallery and revolving restaurant (3) but this has been closed to the public since 1980 and is now only used for corporate entertainment.
> The lifts in the tower are some of the fastest in Europe taking just over 20 seconds to reach the top.
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