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Radio City Tower Liverpool Photos

Williamson Square Building: Sixties Liverpool Architecture, Merseyside, north west England, UK

20 Oct 2007

Radio City Tower Liverpool

aka St. Johns Beacon

Location: Williamson Square, city centre

Dates built: 1965-69

Design: Weightman & Bullen Architects Ltd

Height of the structure: 120m

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photos © Adrian Welch, Oct 2007

Near the top of the tower was a revolving restaurant, the facade and floor of the restaurant revolving as one unit, while the roof of the restaurant was used as an observation platform for visitors. There are 558 stairs up to the top, and two lift shafts which reach the top in 30 seconds.

The tower is structurally independent of the adjacent shopping centre, with a simple foundation onto sandstone. The foundation is 60 feet in diameter, 17 feet deep and begins 40 feet below Houghton Street. It has a tapering shaft that was built using slip-formed concrete. The crows nest structure at the top was then added after the shaft was formed.

Liverpool radio tower
photos © Adrian Welch, Feb 2009

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Location: Williamson Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, north west England, UK

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