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Leicester

About Leicester

318,518 in city
73 km² (28 mi²)
75 m
Situated at the heart of England, Leicester has a history dating back several thousand years to a Roman settlement called Ratae Corieltauvorum established in AD43. Roman baths were built here in AD138, while in AD877 the town was invaded by the Danish, to be returned to English rule by the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. Modern-day Leicester was built upon the hosiery and textile trades, and is situated on both the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal, making industrial access easy. Today, the city is known both for its multi-culturalism and architecture. It has few high-rise buildings, and the few residential towers that were built have been largely demolished.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
37 All Buildings
25
existing
7
unbuilt
5
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Cardinal Telephone Exchange 276 ft -
2 St. George's Tower 269 ft -
3 Goscote House 217 ft 1973
4 The Summit 217 ft 2012
5 Thames Tower 190 ft -

Building types

No. Type
30 high-rise building
3 low-rise building
2 church
1 skyscraper
1 hall