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The Rotunda

Identification

The Rotunda
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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
glass
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Rotunda was originally going to have a revolving restaurant on the top floor, but the idea was scrapped after the shell was built.
  • The building was damaged by an IRA bomb in 1974.
  • The building will be reclad and redeveloped from commercial offices to residential usage with full-height glazing and a double-height reception area.
  • The top of the tower is ringed by a 4m high illuminated sign and turns the Bull Ring into Birmingham's answer to Times Square in New York City.
  • The illuminated sign contains 50,400 light bulbs.
  • The building was given Grade II Listing by English Heritage in August 2000.

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Location

150 New Street
B2
Ladywood
Birmingham
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

80.77 m
80.77 m
80.77 m
33.75 m
33.75 m
23
1965
2008

Involved Companies

Lindner Group
Lindner Group
James A. Roberts

2008

Wintech Ltd.

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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