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The Rotunda

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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
150 New Street
B2
Ladywood
Birmingham
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

265.00 ft
265.00 ft
265.00 ft
110.73 ft
110.73 ft
23
1965
2008

Involved Companies

James A. Roberts

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Features & Amenities

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