Building the Rotunda 1964

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Voar Alto on January 22, 2011

Bonita foto Peter, ainda não viu os azulejos que lhe dediquei? Abraço, Eduardo.

David Brown Photogra… on January 25, 2011

These oldies are great Peter and thanks for posting this one so big

Its great to look at the detail. Are you/were you a Civil Engineer? I used to be a civil engineer but now I am mean and grumpy one!

Best wishes from North Carolina - Jethro

pedrocut on January 25, 2011

The Rotunda is an iconic, cylindrical highrise building in Birmingham, England. The Grade II listed building is 81 metres (266 ft) tall and was completed in 1965. It was refurbished between 2004 and 2008 by Urban Splash with Glenn Howells who turned it into a residential building with serviced apartments on 19th and 20th floors. The building was officially reopened on May 13, 2008

Hi Jetro it is strange to look at the Rotunda and remember it being built as the rebuilding of the Bullring in Birmingham. It is now one of the only buildings left in a new regeneration!

I was in Telecommunications.

All the best Peter

David Brown Photogra… on January 26, 2011

Thanks for the explanation Peter what was it when it opened originally, office space?


Gernot Baur on February 1, 2011

There seems to be an interesting architecture in Birmingham. It looks a bit like the modern archtecture in Hamburg from the last years, so I´m very amazed that this building is from 1963! LIKE ..............................

This bridge connects two parts of a shopping center. But the most people who want to cross the street use the bridge from which I made the photo. So the bridge you can see is unnecessary. (Only good for make a photo)

Greetings from Hamburg


Manoo Mistry on February 2, 2011

Hello Peter,

A master peace of the shot. Look at those scaffolding.This is Birmingham, without Rotunda B'ham is blank. They wanted to knock it down once, but survived during restructuring of Bullring. I remember once going up to the 9th floor to see an architect..amazing view from inside. They should have turned top floor into restaurant/viewing gallery..

Regards Manoo

pedrocut on February 2, 2011

Hi Manoo

I can not take credit for this photo as it was taken by my late uncle, but I thought it would be of great interest. Especially as it survived the latest reorganisation.

The amazing thing is that my uncle lost his right arm during the war and could hold the camera steady and take some great photos.

Best wishes Pete

Michael 安路 on February 3, 2011

Great photo.

LIKE, Greetings, Michael.

australien67h on February 5, 2011




Mahdi Kalhor on February 10, 2011

Great capture.

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All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Reg Jennings on December 14, 2012

Wow, history in the making.

pedrocut on December 15, 2012

Hi Mister Tibbs

Yes I am glad that I came across this old slide of a picture taken by my late uncle.

All the best Peter

Reg Jennings on December 15, 2012

Hello Peter. Thanks for the background info. I was quite impressed by yours and your uncle's photography. More so because they are 35mm film format. I bet you have some cracking pics of old Brum. Regards, Reg.

pedrocut on December 15, 2012

Hi Reg

I have a tag for Old Birmingham seen here...

I will have to have another look at my uncles slides, see if I can find some more.

All the best Peter

Diggory Venn on September 21, 2013

Hi dear Peter!Thank You very much for such a wonderful picture!I like former,bygone days!It is interesting, what was like the place before construction?..With best regards and good wishes,Diggory Venn,Old Good Russian Mate!:)

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