It didn’t open to the public as rumoured back in 2009, but that icon of the swinging sixties, the BT Tower, will re-open as a restaurant this year.
This new mug from Snowden Flood celebrates one of London most famous examples of 60s architecture – the Post Office Tower (otherwise known as the BT Tower).
They're icons of modern architecture. Now you can create your own mini Post Office Tower or Barbican Tower thanks to these new MONUmini kits.
Stefi Orazi is no stranger to this site and neither will be the architectural icon in her latest print: BT Tower IV.
While other variants on the print have shown the tower at night, in the day and even using glow-in-the-dark ink, this is possibly its glitziest incarnation yet – printed with metallic foil. Stefi has also stated it'll be the last in this series so, if you've previously missed out, we advise snapping up one of the 100 in the edition now.
The print costs £85.
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Printed on ceramic mugs, the illustrations are of well-known architectural landmarks, but from the perspective of someone at street level looking up. Choose from the Post Office Tower, Battersea Power Station, 1 Canada Square or Centrepoint.
The mugs cost £10 each from the People Will Always Need Plates website.
A while back, we reported that the BT Tower, formerly the Post Office Tower, could be re-opening in the future as a boutique hotel complete with that revolving restaurant. We've heard nothing of that since, but we have some exciting news about the tower for next month – it's open to the public.
Currently used by BT for administration and the occasional publicity shot and party, this icon of the swinging sixties will open its doors as part of Open House London, which takes place over the 18th and 19th September and aims to bring a range of London's architecture to the masses via open days, tours, walks and talks.
You'll need to buy the programme/brochure to get the full listing of venues and events this year, but the BT Tower information has been released as a 'teaser'. A pretty exciting one too – it's not not been open to the public since 1981. That programme is available to pre-order online now for £6.50.