Articles about BT Tower


The BT Tower in Lionel Street stands 152 metres high, making it the tallest structure in Birmingham. It has been an icon of the city’s skyline for almost 50 years and can be seen from many miles away.

It was designed and constructed by the Ministry of Public Building and Works and was opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham in 1967. Some may remember its many names over the years, such as the General Post Office (GPO) Tower, Birmingham Radio Tower and Telecom Tower.

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