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Address: Lionel St., Birmingham B3 1HQ, England
Phone Number: 44-121-693-6300
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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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As a boy in the seventies I dragged my grandma from the city centre to look and hopefully go inside but as now it wasn't open to the public. I still think it's an iconic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
Steve W
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Dorridge, United Kingdom
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whereas I will happily champion the right to keep iconic structures such as the Rotunda, I must say that I question the need to keep the Telecom Tower. Some people tend to assume that just because a building has been here for a while it deserves iconic and protective status. I disagree. Each building should be judged on its individual... More 

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Dorridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

As a boy in the seventies I dragged my grandma from the city centre to look and hopefully go inside but as now it wasn't open to the public. I still think it's an iconic structure that's not unattractive having been modernised in keeping with its surroundings. With enough public interest, I hope one day the door will be open.

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Thank Steve W
Birmingham
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Knowing that we could not enter the building, went to look anyway. Very impressed by its height and small footprint. A great contribution to our Birmingham skyline and worth the walk. Come on BT, open it up and make some money. I'd pay a fiver to run up the stairs and admire the view.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1,030 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

It's not much of a tourist attraction, it's a 50 year old telecom tower. The tower structure is different from most telecom towers. It has a basic square cross section of about twenty five stories or so, with technical and office space, I think atop which is the telecom structure.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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478 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Why this has a Trip Advisor page to itself i will never know, its an old ugly tower in the centre of Birmingham. There are so many other great things to see up high like the Bull Ring, rotunder, Cube etc that this isnt really worth a glance.

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Thank Kelly W
Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

There's not much to say about this tower except its pretty high and you can see it from the outskirts of the city if you're high enough. You can't actually visit the tower or go up it.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This is another building from the 1960's it is a slender elegant iconic structure visible for miles. I wish it was open to the public would love to go inside

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There wasn't much good built in Birmingham in the 1960's but the BT Tower has a simple, functional elegance that makes it one of the few successes, which is just as well as you can hardly avoid it.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Thank Jack C
Birmingham
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

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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