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Monday, December 12, 2011

Naked Tower



I'm still not quite sure what has happened, because for years the Telecom Tower (Post Office Tower to those of us who remember it going up) has had its profile protected by planning, despite the dishes not being used for anything for many years. And now, they have all gone. Don't know why, but all the microwave dishes are now gone.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 7

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (00:41) : 

Camden council approved their removal in August due to safety concerns - several of the dishes were in serious disrepair and actually only had a loose connection to the tower.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14721413

 

Blogger Duncan said ... (08:16) : 

Inevitably that empty space is going to get filled up with advertising.

 

Anonymous imajoebob said ... (08:48) : 

They were pretty well obsolete. Many were likely relays that mobile technology replaced. Now the real question: is it also too obsolete (and ugly) to preserve?

 

Blogger R1 said ... (09:00) : 

A different perspective...great work!

 

Anonymous CornishCockney said ... (17:25) : 

Looks even more like a sonic screwdriver now!!

I remember as a very tiny tike in the late 1960s (about 4) going up to the revolving restaurant. Wish we still could. I'd appreciate the view so much more now!

 

Anonymous Dave Williams of Hyde, Cheshire said ... (21:13) : 

Are you sure this is London and not Pisa?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (13:24) : 

http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2011/08/27/bt-tower-about-to-lose-its-antennas/

 

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