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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th January 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies

19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London

19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.

19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.go to related location

19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)

Centre Point Tower



Centre Point Tower

An architectural icon from the 1960s and famous London building.

Location: Tottenham Court Road, NW1

Description: An architectural icon from the 1960s.

One of London's most famous, if not most-loved, buildings, Centre Point stands in the centre of the West End, looking over the busy Oxford Street and Charing Cross Rd junction.

Built by the architect Richard Seifert on land originally designated for a traffic roundabout, a long series of extra-ordinary and cloudy dealings resulted in planning permission being granted in August, 1959.

The building stands 117m (385ft) tall, accommodating 35 floors of office space, with its distinctive concrete pattern making it an instantly recognisable London landmark. Centre Point was completed in 1964 and become covered in controversy as greedy property tycoon Harry Hyams intentionally kept it unoccupied as values soared against its potential rent yield.


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Centre Point Tower

An architectural icon from the 1960s and famous London building.


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