St. John's Beacon


St. John's Beacon

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building_name = St. John's Beacon


built = 1968
use = Observation Tower and Offices
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location = Liverpool, UK
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top_floor = 102 m
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St. John's Beacon is the name of a tower in Liverpool, built in 1968. It is 102 metres (335 ft) high, 138 metres (452 ft) above sea level, and was built as a ventilation shaft for St. John's Market however due to a new law passed on the year of completion it was never used for a ventilation shaft. Near the top of the tower was situated a revolving restaurant and on top of that a viewing platform.

The restaurant stopped rotating after the main bearings seized. The restaurant and viewing platform closed in 1977 after a fire in the St. John's shopping centre closed the entire structure for some time. [ [http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/tourismandtravel/toplandmarks/page.cfm?objectid=11448956&method=full&siteid=50061 icLiverpool - St John's Beacon ] ] The observation deck reopened later, but closed in the mid 1980s.

The tower opened as Radio City 96.7 and Magic 1548 in 2000. The outdoor observation deck which was located on the roof of the tower, was transformed into the second floor which now holds offices and conference rooms. The original floor holds the studios of Radio City 96.7 and Magic 1548 and City Talk 105.9 (a new station launched on 28th January 2008).The studios have been revamped ahead of the new station launch.

The top of the tower is now festooned with aerials. The roof is also home to the local DAB multiplex for Liverpool.

ee also

*List of towers

References

External links

* [http://www.visitliverpool.com/displayproduct.asp?productkey=18018 Conference facilities] at the Radio City tower
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