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58768
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 16 June 2008

Current location

Broadcasting House,Portland Place,Marylebone,City Of Westminster,Greater London,W1,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 288 815
Denomination: Unknown

Description

10 metre high inverted glass spire rising from the seventh floor roof of the new Broadcasting House building. During the hours of darkness the cone is gently lit so that it glows. Every day, coinciding with the 10 o'clock news bulletin, a fine beam of light will project from its base approximately 900 metres into the night sky.

Inscription

Life turns and turns on the crystal glass/ breathing in our body/ silence is a voice, our voice/ silence is a body, our body/ life turns and turns on the crystal glass/ breathing in our body/ I invite you to breathe/ I invite you to listen to the silence

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

21st Century Wars (2000-Present)
Total names on memorial: 25
Served and returned: 0
Died: 25
Exact count: yes
Information shown: forename
Order of information: forename

Subject / Period

20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
Total names on memorial: 25
Served and returned: 0
Died: 25
Exact count: yes
Information shown: forename
Order of information: forename

Component

Other structure
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 10000mm
Materials: Stainless Steel,Glass
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 16 June 2008
Attended by: Secretary-General of the United Nations

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Corporate
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

BBC

Notes

The memorial marks the invaluable contribution of those men and women who were murdered or lost their lives in acts of war while working on behalf of the BBC and its audiences.

Reference

The London Paper 17 June 2008

Reference

BBC News Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/broadcastinghouse/memorial

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Archive for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this will be included in the record during 2015.

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