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Address: Lionel St., Birmingham B3 1HQ, England
Phone Number: 44-121-693-6300
Description: Standing just under 500 feet in height, this major Birmingham landmark is...
Standing just under 500 feet in height, this major Birmingham landmark is known by the cluster of satellite dishes and aerials that top its crown.
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BT Tower Iconic Heritage Landmark (Looks like a Cigarette)

The 152 metre high BT Tower in Birmingham is a heritage landmark from the 1960's Whilst it isn't the most architecturally beautiful building it is a symbol of Birmingham's boom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The 152 metre high BT Tower in Birmingham is a heritage landmark from the 1960's Whilst it isn't the most architecturally beautiful building it is a symbol of Birmingham's boom years of the 60s when it was billed as the city of the future.

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Birmingham
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

They made some terrible mistakes in birmingham in the 60s and 70s and this tower was one of them. When I first saw it I thought it was ugly but now I really like it. It wasn't designed to look good but it's simple design is quite elegant. It's never open to the public but I have been lucky enough... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Acting like a beacon, especially at night, to welcome you in to Birmingham. The slender BT Tower opened in 1967 and has a certain beauty in its simplicity. There is no public access unfortunately so you will have to admire from afar. No windows are visible and the satellite dishes at the top have all been removed now that everyone... More 

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Dipolog, Philippines
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11 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Title says it all really. OK we all need mobl phone connections and 150 plus channels of 24 hour broadcast wall to wall TV, but does it have to be this ugly? Does it? Really?

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The BT tower (formerly known as the post office tower and before that the GTO tower) is a landmark in it's own right for brummies and has stood out in the Birmingham skyline since it's construction in July of 1963 completed in September 1965 and is the tallest building in the city standing in at 152 meters (499 ft). I... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A great addition to the "skyscrapers"of Birmingham.As we drove in from Coventry we noticed this from around 3 miles out.A very high building that we wanted to enter but were told politely not on this occasion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An iconic tower which stands out in the Birmingham skyline. A very tall unique building just near the banking quarter of Birmingham

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately the BT Tower in Birmingham isnt open to the public - so dont expect a visit. The tower is of national significance and of strategic interest as the centre of the UK's telecommunications network. The building has stood since te 1960's and has got better with age. Over the past few years the building has seen many of the... More 

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