A shot of the city centre beacon, seen from near one of the German market stalls erected at the base of the Xmas tree at the junction of Parker and Church Street.

The beacon is the second tallest building in the city with its antenna spire being 486 feet above ground level, and was constructed in 1969 to be used as a ventilation shaft for the St.John’s Market at its base.

At its top was a revolving restaurant and observation deck. However, since 2000 the building has housed the studios and offices of Radio City 96.7…the city’s independent radio station. Magic 1548 is also broadcast from the site.

Formerly being known as a modern eyesore, the structure is now a more accepted part of the architectural skyline of the city, and is one of the first stunning buildings which a visitor sees as they step out onto the concourse of Lime Street station.


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