Description of BT Tower
BT Tower is a commercial building in Fitzrovia, London W1.
• 29 - Years ago the general public was able to visit the BT Tower.
• 5 million - A conservative estimate on the number of visitors since 1965.
• QE2 Bridge - The furthest landmark you can see from the Tower - on a clear day!
• 22 - mph lift speed at the BT Tower.
• 20 - Seconds the lift takes from the ground to the 34th floor.
• 36 - Number floors.
• 843 - Number of steps to the 34th floor.
• 22 - Minutes the revolving restaurant takes to complete a full circle.
• £2.5 million - Approximate cost to construct.
• 4 - Shillings, admission for the public in 1965 (20p).
• 189 metres - High (620 feet) - the equivalent of 24 double-decker buses end to end.
• 44 - Years old, the BT Tower opened on October 8, 1965, by the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson.
• 13,000 - Tonnes of concrete and steel.
• 20 - Centimetres the Tower is designed to sway, less than most high-rise structures.
• 50,000 - Square feet of glass in the Tower.
• 23 - Centimetres the building contracts in cold weather and expands when it's warm.