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Following a sell out season in Melbourne Design Week, Tim Ross returns to the London Festival of Architecture for a third year, with his entertaining show, The Mid Century Project. Skillfully blending storytelling, music and design in a mold breaking format, The Mid Century Project combines mid century modern inspired films with the hit show, Man About the House.
Performing with musician Kit Warhurst, Tim Ross invites you to be a part of this limited experience at the top of BT Tower in London.
An exhibition of brutalist poster artwork by Peter "This Brutal House" Chadwick will also be on display.
“Must see show of the Festival” New York Times
"Had us in stitches.” Sunday Times (UK)
“Hilarious” The Age.
With one show only and limited capacity, tickets will sell out, book now to avoid missing out.
The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval.
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BT Tower By Bedford and Yeats (1964)
The BT Tower is a communications tower located in Fitzrovia, London, owned by BT Group. Completed in 1964, the tower was designed by the architects of the Ministry of Public Building and Works; the chief architects were Eric Bedford and G. R. Yeats. Typical for its time, the building is concrete clad in glass. The narrow cylindrical shape was chosen because of the requirements of the communications aerials: the building will shift no more than 25 centimetres in wind speeds of up to 150 km/h. The main structure is 177 metres high, wiht a further section of aerial rigging bringing the total height to 191 metres. Upon completion it overtook the Millbank Tower to become the tallest building in both London and the United Kingdom, titles it held until 1980, when it in turn was overtaken by the NatWest Tower.
The construction cost was £2.5 million. As well as the communications equipment and office space there were viewing galleries, a souvenir shop and a rotating restaurant on the 34th floor, called the Top of the Tower and operated by Butlins, which made one revolution every 22 minutes. Today, the tower remains at the heart of BT’s technology & innovation.
Tim Ross / Kit Warhurst