United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
  The Imperial War Museum

Journalists

Our Ref: 58768

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Address

Broadcasting House
Portland Place
Marylebone
GREATER LONDON
England
W1
 
Type: Other Structure
OS Map Ref: TQ 288 815

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

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
OTHER STRUCTURE STAINLESS STEEL
GLASS
10000mm     Good

Physical 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.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

War 20th Century Wars
Total names on memorial: 25
Served & Returned 0
Died 25
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? forename
What information is listed on the memorial? forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? Yes
War 21st Century Wars
Total names on memorial: 25
Served & Returned 0
Died 25
Is this an exact count? Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered? forename
What information is listed on the memorial? forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial? Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read? No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

BBC

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date: 16 June 2008
RolePerformed By
Unveiled Secretary-General of the United Nations

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Corporate
Did this include a trust or scholarship? No
Did this include a roll of honour? NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site: Not known
Cost of Memorial: Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
Jaume Plensa Artist

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

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.

Comments:  
Photographs: 3
Other Documents: None
Form / Letter: F
Negatives: No
Drawings / Plans: No
Minutes: No
Publications: 1
Press Cuttings: 1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
The London Paper     17 June 2008  
OrganisationIdWebsite
BBC News Online   http://www.bbc.co.uk/broadcastinghouse/memorial