two london icons of different generations

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It is strange to think that there was a revolving restaurant open to the public (one rotation every 34 minutes) at the top of the Post Office Tower as it was then known. When it opened in 1964 it was the highest building in London (and the UK) at 189 metres. Now known as the BT Tower it is higher than St Paul’s which had previously been the highest building in London since 1710 at 111 metres . The BT Tower was built as the central hub of the UK telecommunications network.

Now The Shard is London’s highest building having been completed in 2012. It is the tallest building in the European Union at 304 metres.

So the speed of change accelerates, and an even higher building is in the planning stages at La Défence, Psris.

Photos geoff clements

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