Londonist – re BT Tower

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Whilst browsing web articles related to the BT Tower – it’s the anniversary of it’s official 1965 opening – I found this interesting item by Londonist.
There’s just one thing….
The amazing claims made about the BT Tower’s lifts!
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According to Londonist the BT Tower originally had ONE large lift. And that was “replaced with two smaller lifts which carry about 12 people each.”
Let’s have a look at the facts clearly demonstrated in the original Post Office Tower guide (printed 1965):
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There’s always been two lifts of the same size carrying about 12-15 people.
Any such change as claimed by Londonist would have required major alterations to the tower when it was built and it would look quite different!

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