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Mark Dunton
27 February 2014
The Post Office Tower: symbol of
a new Britain?
3
CM 22/195 (40)
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What I’m going to cover
1. Why was the Tower built?
2. Issues concerning cost
3. Construction
4. Structure
5. Opening ce...
5
What I’m going to cover
7. The ‘White Heat’ ethos of the early 1960s
8. The Post Office Tower in popular culture
9. The ...
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INF 14/129
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1. Why was The Post Office Tower built?
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WORK 12/808
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WORK 12/808
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A model of the ‘radio
tower’ and the four
storey extension of the
Museum telephone
exchange
WORK 59/46
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2. Issues surrounding the cost
12
Spiralling costs
13
3. Construction
14
Base of the Tower WORK 59/47
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CM 22/195(5)
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CM 22/195(18)
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CM 22/195(25) View from Senate House, London
University
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WORK 59/46
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4. The Structure
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Plan of the Tower WORK 59/47
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5. Opening Ceremonies
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15 July 1964 WORK 59/47
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15 July 1964 WORK 59/47
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6. Commercial Success
25
7. ‘White Heat’
26
CM 22/195(39)
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8. The Post Office Tower and popular culture
28
9. The 1971 Bombing
29
10. The present day
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CM 22/195 (44)
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The Post Office Tower: symbol of a new Britain

  1. 1. Mark Dunton 27 February 2014 The Post Office Tower: symbol of a new Britain?
  2. 2. 3 CM 22/195 (40)
  3. 3. 4 What I’m going to cover 1. Why was the Tower built? 2. Issues concerning cost 3. Construction 4. Structure 5. Opening ceremonies 6. Commercial success
  4. 4. 5 What I’m going to cover 7. The ‘White Heat’ ethos of the early 1960s 8. The Post Office Tower in popular culture 9. The 1971 bombing 10. Present day; concluding remarks
  5. 5. 6 INF 14/129
  6. 6. 7 1. Why was The Post Office Tower built?
  7. 7. 8 WORK 12/808
  8. 8. 9 WORK 12/808
  9. 9. 10 A model of the ‘radio tower’ and the four storey extension of the Museum telephone exchange WORK 59/46
  10. 10. 11 2. Issues surrounding the cost
  11. 11. 12 Spiralling costs
  12. 12. 13 3. Construction
  13. 13. 14 Base of the Tower WORK 59/47
  14. 14. 15 CM 22/195(5)
  15. 15. 16 CM 22/195(18)
  16. 16. 17 CM 22/195(25) View from Senate House, London University
  17. 17. 18 WORK 59/46
  18. 18. 19 4. The Structure
  19. 19. 20 Plan of the Tower WORK 59/47
  20. 20. 21 5. Opening Ceremonies
  21. 21. 22 15 July 1964 WORK 59/47
  22. 22. 23 15 July 1964 WORK 59/47
  23. 23. 24 6. Commercial Success
  24. 24. 25 7. ‘White Heat’
  25. 25. 26 CM 22/195(39)
  26. 26. 27 8. The Post Office Tower and popular culture
  27. 27. 28 9. The 1971 Bombing
  28. 28. 29 10. The present day
  29. 29. 30 CM 22/195 (44)

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