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About Bradford

289,376 in city
2,079,217 in metro
370 km² (143 mi²)
127 m
Despite being a component of one of the largest conurbations in the United Kingdom, Bradford retains a small-town feel. Set amongst spectacular countryside, Bradford is a city built on the wool and textile trade. Once known as the wool capital of the world, Bradford's rich history can still be seen in the architecture of the city from the grand Italianate City Hall and Wool Exchange to the city's historic merchant quarter with its famous street sculptures and Design Exchange. Due mainly to the dominance of the wool and textile trades, there are few high-rise buildings in the city. The skyline is still dominated by the beautiful City Hall and the tall chimneys of the Victorian factories upon which the city's economy was built.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
21 All Buildings
11
existing
4
unbuilt
6
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Bradford City Hall 217 ft 1873
2 Evans Towers 140 ft 1968
3 Douglas Towers 140 ft 1968
4 Buchan Towers 140 ft 1968
5 Wardley House 130 ft 1966