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    MR HAROLD WILSON, THE PRIME MINISTER, TODAY (FRIDAY).OFFICIALLY OPENED BRITAIN'S TALLEST BUILDING - THE POST?

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    MR HAROLD WILSON, THE PRIME MINISTER, TODAY (FRIDAY).OFFICIALLY OPENED BRITAIN'S TALLEST BUILDING - THE POST OFFICE TOWER IN LONDON - AND LATER TRAVELLED AT ABOUT 60 MILES AN HOUR IN EUROPE'S FASTEST LIFT TO WEAR THE TOP OF THE TOWER, WHICH IS 619 FEET (189 METRES) HIGH THE PRIME MINISTER OPENED THE TOWER BY SPEAKING ON A LONG-DISTANCE TELEPHONE CALL TO THE MAYOR OF BIRMINGHAM AND UNVEILING A PLAQUE.

    THE POST OFFICE TOWER DOMINATES THE LONDON SKYLINE.IT'S MAIN USE, AND ONE OF THE REASON FOR ITS WEIGHT, IS AS A TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING TOWER FOR MICRO-WAVE SIGNALS.IT HAS LITTLE OFFICE ACCOMMODATION AND IS MOSTLY FILLED WITH COMPLICATED ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FOR LONG-DISTANCE RADIO TELEPHONE CALLS.

    MR WILSON SPOKE TO THE MAYOR OF BIRMINGHAM.

    A SIMILAR TOWER, BUT ONLY 500 FEET (150 METRES) HIGH, WILL BE OPENED IN BIRMINGHAM NEXT YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA359S83QL3PPSUJBYDHBZKYM6T
    Media URN:
    VLVA359S83QL3PPSUJBYDHBZKYM6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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