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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Marylebone
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Afghanistan (2001-2014), Terrorist Acts, 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Iraq War (2003-2011), Gulf War (1990-1991), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Palestine (1918-1948), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Jaume Plensa
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 June 2008
    Attended by: Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58768
Current location

Broadcasting House
Portland Place
Marylebone
City Of Westminster
Greater London
W1A 1AA
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28887 81593
Denomination: Undefined

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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
Names on memorial
Ali, Mustad
Byam, Guy
Cumbers, Simon
Della Casa, Nick
Della Casa, Rosanna
Faraah, Nasteh Dahir
Glemsour, Mohyeddin
Gulestan, Kaveh
Henson, Malcolm David
Jali, Mirwais
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Terrorist Acts
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname
    Order of information: surname
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Gulf War (1990-1991)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Palestine (1918-1948)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Other structure
    Measurements: height 10000mm
    Materials: Stainless Steel, Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
BBC
Reference

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