London's iconic BT Tower will become a hotel

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London's iconic BT Tower will become a hotel

The British telephone group BT, a former state monopolist, today announced the sale for 275 million pounds (321 million euros) of its iconic telecommunications tower in the heart of London, the BT Tower, 189 meters high (including the antenna ) and visible from a great distance, which is destined to become a hotel. This is in fact the project that the purchasing company, Mcr Hotels, an American hotel giant based in New York, intends to carry forward.
The sale was made possible by the technological evolution of fixed and mobile networks: nowadays, in fact, we no longer have to rely on the tower to transport signals from London to the rest of the United Kingdom. The structure, inaugurated in 1965 by then Prime Minister Harold Wilson, remained the tallest in the British capital until 1980 and was illuminated for special events. In the past there was also a revolving restaurant on the top floor of the tower, which allowed you to see a 360-degree panorama of the metropolis in 23 minutes. But it was temporarily closed after a bomb exploded in a bathroom on Halloween night 1971, in an attack claimed by both the IRA and the Angry Brigade terrorist group, and then permanently in 1981.

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