- The Birmingham BT Tower is the tallest structure in the city but can not be given the title of the city's tallest building.
- Contrary to popular belief, the Birmingham BT Tower does not contain regular floors through it, and is mainly nothing more than a concrete core with stairways built into it.
- When first being designed, the architects briefly considered a viewing platform on the top as its London counterpart boasts, but this was quickly decided against after agreement that few people would want to see the skyline of Birmingham.
- The main concrete core of the tower which makes up a majority of the building is designed to withstand the explosion caused by a 1 Megaton Atomic Bomb being detonated as close as a mile to the tower, the same stress test as placed on BT Tower in London.
- in 2003, the tower underwent a £10,000,000 refurbishment and was painted white and purple. During the refurbishment, lighting was also introduced onto the exterior of the tower and at night it is lit up white, pink and purple.
- As well as this, a weather station was added to the top of the tower and changes colour depending on the climate pressure at the time.
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